GEFFNER Jorge Raul
Inhibition of lymphocyte and monocyte antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity by immune complexes: effect of normal human serum.
GEFFNER JR, GIORDANO M, SEREBRINSKY GP, PALERMO MS, ISTURIZ MA.
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Amsterdam; Año: 1987 vol. 15 p. 255 - 259
Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) mediated by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and by isolated populations of lymphocytes and monocytes was compared for susceptibility to inhibition by soluble immune complexes (IC) and by heat-aggregated IgG (HAIgG). It was found that the decrease of ADCC was significantly higher in lymphocytes than in monocytes at all IC and HAIgG concentrations employed (P less than 0.001). The degree of inhibition of PBMC-mediated ADCC was similar to that observed in monocyte ADCC. In previous reports, we demonstrated that IC inhibition of PBMC-mediated ADCC could be reversed by normal human serum (NHS) used as a source of complement (C). In this paper, we study the effects of NHS on isolated populations of monocytes and lymphocytes. It was found that NHS was unable to modify the capacity of IC-blocked monocytes to mediate ADCC. On the contrary, NHS efficiently reversed the inhibition of both ADCC and Fc gamma R expression in IC-blocked lymphocytes. We propose that the regulation of Fc gamma R-IC interactions by C may constitute a physiological way to preserve Fc gamma R expression in lymphocytes.