For statistical analysis of EAU scores, each mouse average of both eyes was consid- ered as one statistical event. All the analyses were performed using GraphPad Prism 4. At this time point, disease is in the end of its afferent phase and inflammatory T lymphocytes are already found in the eyes. Mice were treated Antagonist - Vulturepeak - S/T (CD) PV1 every four days and were sacrificed on day 21 to score EAU disease by histological analysis. Accordingly, the lower score was characterized by a less pronounced inflammatory response with lower incidence of vasculitis, granuloma formation, and retinal Antagonist - Vulturepeak - S/T (CD) when compared with untreated animals Fig 1B.
No apparent adverse effects, such as weight loss, lethargy or death were observed in PV1-treated and controls mice. RIII mice were investigated. On day 14, when the disease is already established and the inflammatory infiltrate is at its peak, eyes were collected for immunophenotyping of infiltrating cells.
As PV1 treatment did not seem to interfere with T cell migration to the eyes Fig 2Awe next sought to investigate the activation profile assessed by the expression of CD44 and CD62L of eye-infiltrating T lymphocytes. Taken together, the results indicate that the CD28 blockade achieved with PV1 dampens the activation of eye-infiltrating T cells rather than interfering with their homing to the eye.
CD28 blockade with PV1 decreases overall T cell activation in periphery To evaluate if our findings were confined to the inflammatory environment of uveitic eyes, dLN and spleen were collected on day 14 for analysis of T lymphocyte activation profile. PV1 treatment ameliorates EAU. On day 21 mice were sacrificed and eyes were collected for histology analysis.
A EAU scores were assigned in a 0 to 4 scale, in a double-blinded fashion. Histological findings such as inflammatory infiltrate, vasculitis and granuloma are indicated by black arrows. Data combined from 4 independent experiments, 5—10 mice per group. Median and range are depicted in the scattered plot. Furthermore, other activation markers, expressed at different time points of a T cell response were also altered in PV1-treated mice. PV1-treated mice exhibited less activated eye-infiltrating lymphocytes.
On day 14 mice were sacrificed and eyes were collected for immunophenotyping of eye-infiltrating leukocytes. A Total count of eye-infiltrating leukocytes.
RIII mice. Data combined from three independent experiments; 5—10 mice per group. Therefore, we conclude that PV1 decreases overall T cell activation in the periphery with decreased expression of different costimulatory and activation molecules. PV1 treatment decreases the Treg population in peripheral lymphoid organs Regulatory T cells are responsible for controlling T cell activation and effector responses and have been shown to reduce the severity of several autoimmune disorders .
In addition to well-known mechanisms, Treg cell generation can also occur due to incomplete activation of T lymphocytes [33, 34]. Consequently, it was conceivable that CD28 blockade by PV1 might increase Treg frequency and mitigate progression of autoimmunity in our uveitis model.
Taken together, these results showed that PV1 exert a block- ing effect on Treg generation and that the decrease in disease severity seemingly occurs due to a direct effect upon the effector T lymphocytes.
PV1 treatment decreases TH1 cell population, but has no effect on TH17 cells EAU pathogenesis is greatly dependent on TH1 lymphocytes  but TH17 cells also were shown to participate in the progression of disease . PV1-treated mice exhibited a decrease in overall activation of T lymphocytes. On day 14 mice were sacrificed and spleen and dLN were collected for immunophenotyping. Data combined from three independent experiments; 5 mice per group. CD28 blockade with PV1 prevents TH1 cell expansion after antigen re- encounter Finally, T cells primed for ocular antigens in dLN migrate to the eyes, where they exert their effector functions  leading to disease.
The decrease in TH1 lymphocytes population observed in PV1-treated mice could be due to a direct effect of CD28 blockade on these cells, by blocking survival signals and Antagonist - Vulturepeak - S/T (CD) functions. With the purpose of mimicking the events following T cell priming in the periphery, in vitro assays were performed. Female B On day 14 mice were sacrificed and dLN were collected for immunophenotyping of regulatory T cells.
A Representative plot showing gate strategy for defining Treg population. Data are representative of three independent experiments; 5-mice per group.
Median and range are depicted. These results are in line with previous data where complete anti-CD28 anti- bodies were employed [19, 20, 22], confirming this strategy as a valid therapeutic option for autoimmune uveitis. Moreover, PV1 human homologue, FR, was shown to be effective in preventing renal allograft rejection and in the treatment of skin inflammation [36, 37] and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis  in non-human primates.
Nonetheless, a careful evaluation is opportune, to ensure no unexpected events will arise due to unforeseen interactions by the effector Fc portions of the antibody or cross-reactivity with CTLA-4 [27, 33]. On day 14 mice were sacrificed and dLN were collected for immunophenotyping and evaluation of cytokine production.
In brief, each subpopulation depicted in the bar graph is also depicted in the pie chart as pie slices, following the same color code. That is the case for FTY  and the monoclonal antibody natalizumab [40, 41]. However, the lack of differences between untreated and PV1-treated groups regarding the total number of eye-infiltrating and dLN cells discards this explanation. In accordance to the two-signal theory of T cell activation, CD28 engagement has been shown to promote expression of additional costimulatory and activation molecules and inhibit the expression of co-inhibitory molecules .
Thus, we expected that CD28 blockade by PV1 would generate inhibitory signals mediated by upregulation of coinhibitory molecules .
Our results, however, showed otherwise. Both costimulatory and coinhibitory molecules were downregulated in PV1-treated mice. As CD28 is constitutively expressed on T cells and one of the first costimulatory signals triggered upon T cell activation, blocking this pathway would stop the ensuing expression of surface molecules such as CD69, CD25, and PD-1, which would, in turn, direct immune responses to an arrested pattern. Arrested T cell activity is achieved by several mechanisms, a major one being by way of reg- ulatory T lymphocytes and another one by IL-2 deprivation , which dampens proliferation and survival of T lymphocytes causing anergy.
On day 7 mice were sacrificed and dLN were collected for evaluation cytokine production. Data combined from three independent experiments. Accordingly, incomplete activa- tion of T cells, with lack of costimulatory signals is thought to result in either anergy or Treg generation . Surprisingly, PV1-treated mice exhibited lower frequencies and absolute numbers of Treg in peripheral lym- phoid organs, indicating a detrimental effect of PV1 on this T lymphocyte subpopulation.
Although unexpected, these results are supported by previous findings that suggest an impor- tant role for CD28 in maintaining regulatory T cell homeostasis [47—49]. The blockade of CD28 signaling pathway can also induce anergy in T lymphocytes, which could be, in turn, responsible for the immune suppression observed in PV1-treated mice.
In experimental models of heart transplantion and autoimmune encephalomyelitis use of PV1-IgG3 or mAb-PV1 resulted in a decrease in IL-2 production of treated animals [19, 20] suggesting anergy is one of the mechanisms of action of this monovalent antibody.
The decrease of EAU severity observed in PV1-treated mice apparently is Treg independent and is not achieved through anergy induction. Antagonist - Vulturepeak - S/T (CD) molecules can induce different cytokines leading to differential polarization of T cells [55, 56] and blockade of B7. Although we cannot exclude that PV1 acts also in the reactivation of TH17 cells, our in vitro findings, using specific antigen restimulation of dLN cells pre-treated with PV1, point to a TH1 directed mechanism, as we did not find differences in the TH17 populations after restimulation.
Also, it is important to note that Ville and colleagues  also found no differences in TH17 cells after FR treatment in a renal allograft model. As the time window for PV1 treatment is less than 2 weeks in the present study, Antagonist - Vulturepeak - S/T (CD) usually in the EAU mouse model it takes at least 6 weeks to the lesions decrease in number and severity  it seems unlikely that PV1 blockade acts promoting the recovery of the ocular lesions.
Altogether, our data suggests that PV1 blockade acts by suppressing effector T cell responses in general, but mainly in anti- gen-specific TH1 lymphocytes rendering these cells unable to exert their effector functions upon antigen re-encounter in the target organ, similar to what was found after FR treat- ment in non-human primate models of skin inflammation  and autoimmunity .
Conclusion Here we show that specific CD28 Antagonist - Vulturepeak - S/T (CD), is a promising strategy for treating autoimmune uveitis, and that PV1 is a useful tool for dissecting the cellular events involved in this phenome- non. Improvement of the disease occurred without the desired enhancement of regulatory T cell function raising interesting issues on the roles of costimulatory molecules in the presence of a targeted CD28 blockade.
In particular, the understanding of the effects of CD28 signaling on Treg is crucial, as most of modern immunomodulatory strategies aim to regulate this T lym- phocyte subpopulation activity. Supporting information S1 Fig. Immunophenotyping of eye-infiltrating leukocytes. The original halo games have a number of flaws people point out in the new ones, they just get magically exempt from them.
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