Heterogeneity in the Polyclonal T Cell Response to Birch Pollen AllergensDormann D.a · Montermann E.a · Klimek L.b · Weber B.c · Ebner C.d · Valenta R.d · Kraft D.d · Reske-Kunz A.B.a
aKlinische Forschergruppe Allergie, Universitäts-Hautklinik, Mainz, bUniversitäts-HNO-Klinik, Mainz, und cAllergopharma, Reinbek, Deutschland; dInstitut für Allgemeine und Experimentelle Pathologie der Universität, Wien, Austria
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Background: Immunodominant epitopes of Bet v 1a had been identified before, using recombinant (r) Bet v 1a-reactive T cell clones generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of patients allergic to birch pollen. This study aimed at evaluating the T cell-stimulating capacity of immunodominant Bet v 1a-derived peptides in a polyclonal system corresponding more closely to the situation in patients. Methods: Short-term T cell lines (TCL) were established in presence of a protein extract of birch pollen (BP extract). TCL proliferation induced by the BP extract, by natural Bet v 1, rBet v 1a, rBet v 2 or 5 selected immunodominant Bet v 1a-derived peptides was determined. Results: Consistent with the knowledge that Bet v 1 is the major IgE-binding allergen of birch pollen, we found comparable T cell reactivity to natural Bet v 1 and the BP extract within the majority of the TCL. Accordingly, the response to rBet v 2 was low compared with the reactivity to the BP extract. The response of the TCL to rBet v 1a proved to be highly heterogeneous. Furthermore, the TCL response to the 5 immunodominant Bet v 1a-derived peptides showed considerable diversity. The proliferative responses of most TCL (with one exception) following stimulation by these peptides were low, in relation to the expansion induced by the BP extract. Conclusion: These findings argue against the use of selected peptides derived from Bet v 1a in specific immunotherapy of patients with birch allergy.
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