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Title: A novel in vitro model reveals distinctive modulatory roles of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax on naïve cell-mediated immunity
Authors: Setthakit Chitsanoor
Sangdao Somsri
Panyu Panburana
Mathirut Mungthin
Ratawan Ubalee
Maliwan Emyeam
Somchai Jongwutiwes
Jetsumon Sattabongkot
Rachanee Udomsangpetch
Mahidol University
Thammasat University
Phramongkutklao College of Medicine
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Thailand
Chulalongkorn University
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology
Issue Date: 27-Mar-2017
Citation: Malaria Journal. Vol.16, No.1 (2017)
Abstract: © 2017 The Author(s). Background: To date, human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) have been used mainly in immune stimulation assays and the interpretation of data can be influenced by the previous immunological history of donors and cross reactivity with other infectious agents. Resolving these limitations requires an alternative in vitro model to uncover the primary response profiles. Methods: A novel in vitro model of mononuclear cells (MNCs) generated from haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) was developed and these cells were then co-cultured with various antigens from Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax to investigate the response of naïve immune cells to malaria antigens by flow cytometry. Results: In vitro stimulation of naïve lymphocytes showed that CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes were significantly reduced (P < 0.01) by exposure to lysates of infected erythrocytes or intact erythrocytes infected with P. falciparum. The depletion was associated with the expression of CD95 (Fas receptor) on the surface of T lymphocytes. Maturation of T lymphocytes was affected differently, showing elevated CD3+CD4+CD8+ and CD3+CD4−CD8− T lymphocytes after stimulation with cell lysates of P. falciparum and P. vivax, respectively. In addition, antigen presenting monocytes and dendritic cells derived from haematopoietic stem cells showed impaired HLA-DR expression as a consequence of exposure to different species of malaria parasites. Conclusion: These results suggest that naïve mononuclear cells differentiated in vitro from HSCs could provide a valid model for the assessment of immunity. P. falciparum and P. vivax malaria parasites could modulate various populations of immune cells starting from newly differentiated mononuclear cells.
ISSN: 14752875
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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