T cell receptor revision and immune repertoire changes in autoimmune diseases.

T cell receptor revision and immune repertoire changes in autoimmune diseases. Clin Immunol. 2018 Dec 10;: Authors: Jia X, Wang B, Zhai T, Yao Q, Li Q, Zhang JA Abstract Autoimmune disease (AID) is a condition in which the immune system breaks down and starts to attack the body. Some common AIDs include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, type 1 diabetes mellitus and so forth. The changes in T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire have been found in several autoimmune diseases, and may be responsible for the breakdown of peripheral immune tolerance. In this review, we discussed the processes of TCR revision in peripheral immune environment, the changes in TCR repertoire that occurred in various AIDs, and the specifically expanded T cell clones. We hope our discussion can provide insights for the future studies, helping with the discovery of disease biomarkers and expanding the strategies of immune-targeted therapy. PMID: 30543918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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