The in vitro effect of seminal vesicle protein IV (SV-IV) on the cytotoxic activity of human natural or acquired cellular immunity has been investigated by standard immunological procedures, a 51Cr-release cytotoxicity assay, and labeled-ligand binding experiments. The data obtained demonstrate that: (1) fluoresceinated or [125I]-labeled SV-IV binds specifically to the surface of human purified non-adherent monuclear cells (NA-MNC); (2)SV-IV suppresses the cytotoxicity of natural killer (NK) cells against K562 target cells, that of IL-2-stimulated NK (LAK) cells against DAUDI target cells, and that of VEL antigen-sensitized cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) against VEL target cells; (3) treatment of K562 target cells alone with SV-IV decreases their susceptibility to NK-induced lysis. These findings indicate that the protein SV-IV has a marked in vitro inhibitory effect on NK, LAK and CTL cytotoxicity, providing a better understanding of its immune regulatory functions.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Titolo:||Anti-apoptotic seminal vesicle protein IV inhibits cell-mediated immunity.|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jri.2007.11.002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |