We investigated whether L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid (OTC) [in the form of Procysteine, kindly donated by Transcend Therapeutics] could protect peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells from CD3zeta and CD16zeta chain down-regulation induced by H2O2 produced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated autologous monocytes. OTC is known to enhance glutathione production in cells in which glutathione was depleted by reactive oxygen species. Our data showed that OTC induced a significant increase in CD3zeta and CD16zeta chain expression in peripheral blood lymphocytes and LAK cells, respectively, pretreated for 12 hr at 37 degrees. Moreover, OTC significantly protected peripheral blood lymphocytes and LAK against decreased zeta chain expression induced by lipopolysaccharide-activated monocytes or the addition of H2O2 to the culture medium. Our experiments thus suggested that alterations in signal-transducing molecules, such as decreased CD3zeta and CD16zeta expression observed in cytotoxic T lymphocytes and LAK cells in response to oxidative stress, could be prevented by the use of OTC.
|Titolo:||Protection by L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid of hydrogen peroxide-induced CD3zeta and CD16zeta chain down-regulation in human peripheral blood lymphocytes and lymphokine-activated killer cells|
FERRERO, MARIA ELENA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||ζ chain; Hydrogen peroxide; L-2-oxothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid; Lymphokine-activated killer cells; Macrophages; Peripheral blood lymphocytes|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-set-1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0006-2952(98)00085-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|