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T cell responses of ALS patients

In this project, we aimed to understand how T cell responses contribute to the disease progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The present data is on single-cell sequencing isolated from human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cells from both ALS patients (n=5) and controls (n=4). This analysis was conducted as part of a bigger project which is summarized in the section below. We used flow cytometry to define T cell subsets and phenotypes in blood and CSF samples collected at the time of diagnosis on a cohort of 89 newly diagnosed ALS patients in Stockholm, Sweden. High frequency of CD4+FOXP3- effector T cells in blood and CSF was associated with poor survival whereas high frequency of activated regulatory T (Treg) cells and high ratio between activated and resting Treg cells in blood was associated with better survival. T cell profiles also predicted disease progression rate. On an independent cohort of cases and controls, we used single cell transcriptomics data to demonstrate that ALS patients had altered T cell gene expression patterns and clonally expanded CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in CSF. In summary, T cell responses contribute to disease progression of ALS, supporting modulation of adaptive immunity as a viable therapeutic option.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001009623 Illumina NovaSeq 6000 36
Publications Citations
T cell responses at diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis predict disease progression.
Nat Commun 13: 2022 6733
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