Enzymatic synthesis of core 2 O-glycans governs the tissue-trafficking potential of memory CD8+ T cells

Jossef F. Osborn, Jana L. Mooster, Samuel J. Hobbs, Michael Munks, Conrad Barry, John T. Harty, Ann Hill, Jeffrey Nolz

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Abstract

Trafficking of memory CD8+ T cells out of the circulation is essential to provide protective immunity against intracellular pathogens in nonlymphoid tissues. However, the molecular mechanisms that dictate the trafficking potential of diverse memory CD8+ T cell populations are not completely defined. We show that after infection or inflammatory challenge, central memory (TCM) CD8+ T cells rapidly traffic into nonlymphoid tissues, whereas most effector memory cells remain in the circulation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that cellular migration of memory CD8+ T cells into nonlymphoid tissues is driven by interleukin-15 (IL-15)-stimulated enzymatic synthesis of core 2 O-glycans, which generates functional ligands for E- and P-selectins. Given that IL-15-stimulated expression of glycosyltransferase enzymes is largely a feature of TCM CD8+ T cells, this allows TCM to selectively migrate out of the circulation and into nonlymphoid tissues. Collectively, our data indicate that entry of memory CD8+ T cells into inflamed, nonlymphoid tissues is primarily restricted to TCM cells that have the capacity to synthesize core 2 O-glycans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalScience immunology
Volume2
Issue number16
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StatePublished - Oct 13 2017

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Polysaccharides
T-Lymphocytes
Interleukin-15
Glycosyltransferases
P-Selectin
E-Selectin
Immunity
Ligands
Enzymes
Infection
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Enzymatic synthesis of core 2 O-glycans governs the tissue-trafficking potential of memory CD8+ T cells. / Osborn, Jossef F.; Mooster, Jana L.; Hobbs, Samuel J.; Munks, Michael; Barry, Conrad; Harty, John T.; Hill, Ann; Nolz, Jeffrey.

In: Science immunology, Vol. 2, No. 16, 13.10.2017.

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Osborn, Jossef F. ; Mooster, Jana L. ; Hobbs, Samuel J. ; Munks, Michael ; Barry, Conrad ; Harty, John T. ; Hill, Ann ; Nolz, Jeffrey. / Enzymatic synthesis of core 2 O-glycans governs the tissue-trafficking potential of memory CD8+ T cells. In: Science immunology. 2017 ; Vol. 2, No. 16.
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