1998, English, Article edition: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulate progesterone production by luteal cells derived from pregnant and non-pregnant women: possible involvement of interleukin-4 and interleukin-10 in corpus luteum function and differentiation Hashii, Koji; Fujiwara, Hiroshi; Yoshioka, Shinya; ...

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  • 1998-10-01 00:00:00.0
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  • Peripheral blood mononuclear cells stimulate progesterone production by luteal cells derived from pregnant and non-pregnant women: possible involvement of interleukin-4 and interleukin-10 in corpus luteum function and differentiation
Author
  • Hashii, Koji
  • Fujiwara, Hiroshi
  • Yoshioka, Shinya
  • Kataoka, Nobuhiko
  • Yamada, Shigetoshi
  • Hirano, Takeshi
  • Mori, Takahide
  • Fujii, Shingo
  • Maeda, Michiyuki
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  • Oxford University Press
  • 1998-10-01 00:00:00.0
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  • Human luteal cells have been reported to express human leukocyte antigen-DR and lymphocyte functional antigen-3 on the cell surface, suggesting physiological interaction between luteal cells and T-lymphocytes through the menstrual cycle into early pregnancy. To elucidate the role of peripheral lymphocytes on corpus luteum differentiation, the effect of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) on steroidogenesis by luteal cells was investigated. The production of Th-2 cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 by the co-cultured cells was also examined, and the effects of these cytokines on progesterone production by luteal cells were investigated. Corpora lutea were obtained from eight non-pregnant women in the luteal phase and five women in early pregnancy for luteal cell culture. PBMC were isolated from unrelated women in the follicular phase, secretory phase, and early pregnancy. After co-culture with allogenic PBMC for 48 h, progesterone production was significantly enhanced by PBMC from the secretory phase and early pregnancy in the non-pregnant luteal cell culture. In the pregnant luteal cell culture, a significant increase in progesterone production was also observed by the co-culture with PBMC from women in early pregnancy, showing that PBMC have a luteotrophic effect. The stimulatory effects of PBMC were also observed in co-culture conditions which prevented direct cell-to-cell interaction with luteal cells, showing the minor influence of mixed lymphocyte reaction. By co-culture with PBMC, the production of IL-10, but not IL-4, was significantly augmented in luteal cell culture derived from non-pregnant women, whereas the production of both IL-4 and IL-10 was significantly enhanced in the luteal cell culture derived from pregnant women. Moreover, IL-4 and IL-10 promoted progesterone production by cultured luteal cells, especially in the luteal cell culture derived from corpora lutea of early pregnancy. These findings indicate that PBMC stimulate progesterone production by luteal cells and suggest the involvement of PBMC in corpus luteum function and differentiation probably via the Th-2-type lymphocytes.
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