Production of IL-1Ra by human mononuclear blood cells in vitro: Influence of serum factors
2006 (English)In: Cytokine, ISSN 1043-4666, Vol. 34, no 5-6, 320-330 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In vitro cell culture models that measure cytokine production can be of great value when analyzing regulatory mechanisms underlying various pathological conditions. However, testing the function of peripheral blood cells has to take into consideration that serum factors are likely to be of importance in maintaining their function. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) is a cytokine of key importance in immune regulation and is believed to be involved in numerous pathological processes, such as autoimmunity and cancer. We investigated the influence of normal, human serum on spontaneous production of IL-1Ra by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in vitro. IL-1Ra production in vitro spanned over a wide range of concentrations, which could be attributed to a combined effect of both cellular parameters and properties of the serum used. The production of IL-1Ra in vitro could be correlated to the level of immobilized IgG, especially IgG1 and IgG3, which is adsorbed from the serum and bound to the tissue culture wells during culture. However, the amount of serum IgG adsorbed to the tissue culture wells could not necessarily be predicted based on the serum concentration of IgG. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 34, no 5-6, 320-330 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37607DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2006.06.010Local ID: 36685OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-37607DiVA: diva2:258456