Skin-Specific CD301b + Dermal Dendritic Cells Drive IL-17−Mediated Psoriasis-Like Immune Response in Mice

Tae Gyun Kim, Sung Hee Kim, Jeyun Park, Wanho Choi, Moah Sohn, Hye Young Na, Minseok Lee, Jae Won Lee, Soo Min Kim, Do Young Kim, Hyoung Pyo Kim, Jae Hoon Choi, Chae Gyu Park, Min Geol Lee

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Abstract

Conventional dendritic cells (cDCs) are composed of heterogeneous subsets commonly arising from dendritic cell (DC)−committed progenitors. A population of CD301b-expressing DCs has recently been identified in non-lymphoid barrier tissues such as skin. However, whether CD301b + DCs in the skin represent an ontogenetically unique subpopulation of migratory cDCs has not been fully addressed. Here, we demonstrated that CD301b + dermal DCs were distinct subpopulation of FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 ligand (FLT3L)−dependent CD11b + cDC2 lineage, which required an additional GM-CSF cue for the adequate development. Although the majority of lymphoid-resident cDC2 lacked CD301b expression, dermal migratory cDC2 contained a substantial fraction of CD301b + subset. Similar to CD301b population, CD301b + dermal DC development was closely regulated by FLT3 signaling, suggesting their common origin from FLT3L-responsive cDC progenitors. However, FLT3L-driven cDC progenitor culture was not sufficient, but additional GM-CSF treatment was required to produce CD301b + cDC2. In vivo development of CD301b + cDC2 was significantly augmented by exogenous GM-CSF, while the repopulation of CD301b + dermal cDC2 was abrogated by GM-CSF neutralization. Functionally, CD301b + cDC2 was capable of producing a high level of IL-23, and the depletion of CD301b + cDC2 effectively prevented IL-17−mediated psoriasiform dermatitis. Therefore, our findings highlight the differentiation program of a distinct CD301b + dermal cDC2 subset in the skin and its involvement in psoriatic inflammation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-853
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Volume138
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology

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    Kim, T. G., Kim, S. H., Park, J., Choi, W., Sohn, M., Na, H. Y., Lee, M., Lee, J. W., Kim, S. M., Kim, D. Y., Kim, H. P., Choi, J. H., Park, C. G., & Lee, M. G. (2018). Skin-Specific CD301b + Dermal Dendritic Cells Drive IL-17−Mediated Psoriasis-Like Immune Response in Mice Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 138(4), 844-853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2017.11.003