Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 162, Issue 4, pp 552–557 | Cite as

Effect of Fibroblast-Like Cells of Mesenchymal Origin of Cytotoxic Activity of Lymphocytes against NK-Sensitive Target Cells

  • A. Yu. Lupatov
  • Ya. S. Kim
  • O. A. Bystrykh
  • I. V. Vakhrushev
  • S. V. Pavlovich
  • K. N. Yarygin
  • G. T. Sukhikh
Translated from Kletochnye Tekhnologii v Biologii i Meditsine (Cell Technologies in Biology and Medicine)

We studied immunosuppressive properties of skin fibroblasts and mesenchymal stromal cells against NK cells. In vitro experiments showed that mesenchymal stromal cells isolated from human umbilical cord and human skin fibroblasts can considerably attenuate cytotoxic activity of NK cells against Jurkat cells sensitive to NK-mediated lysis. NK cells cultured in lymphocyte population exhibited higher cytotoxic activity than isolated NK cells. Mesenchymal stromal cells or fibroblasts added 1:1 to lymphocyte culture almost completely suppressed NK cell cytotoxicity. This suggests that fibroblast-like cells can suppress not only isolated NK cells, but also NK cells in natural cell microenvironment.

Key Words

mesenchymal stromal cells fibroblasts lymphocytes NK cells immunosuppression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yu. Lupatov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ya. S. Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. A. Bystrykh
    • 2
  • I. V. Vakhrushev
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. V. Pavlovich
    • 2
  • K. N. Yarygin
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. T. Sukhikh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.V. N. Orekhovich Research Institute of Biomedical ChemistryMoscowRussia
  2. 2.V. I. Kulakov Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and PerinatologyMinistry of Health of the Russian FederationMoscowRussia

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