The Tuberous Sclerosis Complex-Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Pathway Maintains the Quiescence and Survival of Naive T Cells

Wu, Q., Liu, Y., Chen, C., Ikenoue, T., Qiao, Y., Li, C. S., Li, W. Q., Guan, K. L., Zheng, P. (August 2011) The Tuberous Sclerosis Complex-Mammalian Target of Rapamycin Pathway Maintains the Quiescence and Survival of Naive T Cells. Journal of Immunology, 187 (3). pp. 1106-1112. ISSN 0022-1767

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21709159
DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1003968

Abstract

Naive T cells receive stimulation from the positive selecting ligand in the periphery for their survival. This stimulation does not normally lead to overt activation of T cells, as the T cells remain largely quiescent until they receive either antigenic or lymphopenic stimuli. The underlying mechanism responsible for survival and quiescence of the naive T cells remains largely unknown. In this study, we report that T cell-specific deletion of Tsc1, a negative regulator of mammalian target of rapamycin, resulted in both spontaneous losses of quiescence and cellularity, especially within the CD8 subset. The Tsc1-deficient T cells have increased cell proliferation and apoptosis. Tsc1 deletion affects the survival and quiescence of T cells in the absence of antigenic stimulation. Loss of quiescence but not cellularity was inhibited by rapamycin. Our data demonstrate that tuberous sclerosis complex-mammalian target of rapamycin maintains quiescence and survival of T cells.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: hematopoietic stem-cells lineage commitment binding partner kinase-activity rag gtpases mtor receptor memory protein raptor
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > T cells
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > T cells
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > T cells

organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types
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Communities: CSHL labs > Lowe lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: August 2011
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2013 20:43
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2013 20:43
PMCID: PMC3151493
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/27156

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