[The CD95/CD95L system as target for modulation of allogeneic immune responses].
Transplantationslabor, Klinik für Abdominal- und Transplantationschirugie, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover.Langenbecks Archiv für Chirurgie. Supplement. Kongressband. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. Kongress 02/1998; 115(Suppl I):655-8.
The effects of COS7 cells which constitutively express the apoptosis-inducing human CD95 ligand (COSh95L cells) on in vitro alloimmune responses were investigated. In the presence of COSh95L cells a clear-cut inhibition of alloantigen-induced proliferation was observed. In these cultures fully activated blastoid T cells were absent suggesting that deletion of activated T cells is one mechanism of COSh95L-mediated inhibition of proliferation. Non-fully activated cells were not eliminated in MLR by COSh95L cells but achieved a hyporesponsive state as shown by their failure to proliferate in response to restimulation with alloantigen or mitogen. These data indicate that the effects of CD95L on T cells are heterogeneous. Further analysis of the actions of CD95L in T cells of different activation states and subsets will be crucial to estimate the therapeutical potential of this molecule as target for immunomodulation after allo- and xenotransplantation.
Data provided are for informational purposes only. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The impact factor represents a rough estimation of the journal's impact factor and does not reflect the actual current impact factor. Publisher conditions are provided by RoMEO. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.