The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical significance of regulatory T cells (Tregs) and its subsets in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) patients. Peripheral blood samples of 20 IgAN patients and 20 healthy individuals of similar ages were analyzed. Levels of Tregs and its subsets, namely nTregs and iTregs, were analyzed using flow cytometry. The number of Tregs in IgAN patients was significantly lower than that in the healthy controls. While significant reduction in iTregs primarily contributed to this effect (P 0.05).
Regulatory T cells
In this study, we examined the effects of Tripterygium wilfordii glycosides (TWGs) on Th17 and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in an immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) rat model. IgAN model rats were randomly divided into the model group, TWG treatment group, and prednisone group. Normal rats were included as controls. There were 6 rats in each group. The urine protein levels and the number of red blood cells in urine were analyzed at 24 h. IgA deposition in renal tissue was detected by fluorescence microscopy.
The aim of this study was to investigate the changes of circulating CD4+CD25+CD127low regulatory T cells (Treg) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and its significance. The experiment was divided into three groups: ACS (48 patients), stable angina pectoris (SAP) (24 patients), and normal controls (24 subjects).
In this study, we observed changes in CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg expression in rats with osteoarthritis (OA) to explore the role that CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ Treg plays in the decline in the condition of OA rats. Thirty rats were randomly divided into 2 groups equally and OA was induced in rats in the model group by injection of papain and l-cysteine into the right knee joint.