CCR7-dependent trafficking of RORγ+ ILCs creates a unique microenvironment within mucosal draining lymph nodes

Mackley, E. C. et al. (2015) CCR7-dependent trafficking of RORγ+ ILCs creates a unique microenvironment within mucosal draining lymph nodes. Nature Communications, 6(5862), (doi: 10.1038/ncomms6862) (PMID:25575242) (PMCID:PMC4354100)

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Presentation of peptide:MHCII by ​RORγ-expressing group 3 innate lymphoid cells (ILC3s), which are enriched within gut tissue, is required for control of ​CD4 T-cell responses to commensal bacteria. It is not known whether ILC populations migrate from their mucosal and peripheral sites to local draining secondary lymphoid tissues. Here we demonstrate that ILC3s reside within the interfollicular areas of mucosal draining lymph nodes, forming a distinct microenvironment not observed in peripheral lymph nodes. By photoconverting intestinal cells in Kaede mice we reveal constitutive trafficking of ILCs from the intestine to the draining mesenteric lymph nodes, which specifically for the LTi-like ILC3s was ​CCR7-dependent. Thus, ILC populations traffic to draining lymph nodes using different mechanisms.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cerovic, Dr Vuk and Houston, Miss Stephanie and Milling, Professor Simon and Maizels, Professor Rick
Authors: Mackley, E. C., Houston, S., Marriott, C. L., Halford, E. E., Lucas, B., Cerovic, V., Filbey, K. J., Maizels, R. M., Hepworth, M. R., Sonnenberg, G. F., Milling, S., and Withers, D. R.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Nature Communications
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN (Online):2041-1723
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited
First Published:First published in Nature Communications 6:5862
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
618121The Functions of Migrating Intestinal Dendritic Cells in Tolerance and Immunity.Simon MillingMedical Research Council (MRC)MR/K021095/1III -IMMUNOLOGY