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Changes of human decidual natural killer cells cocultured with YFP-Toxoplasma gondii: implications for abnormal pregnancy.
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PMID:  23089237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of human decidual natural killer (dNK) cells cocultured with Toxoplasma gondii in vitro and to infer implications on pregnancy. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: College and hospital. PATIENT(S): Decidual tissue was obtained from 85 patients undergoing voluntary abortion during the first trimester of gestation (6-12 weeks). INTERVENTION(S): None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): The dNK cells were isolated and infected with YFP-Toxoplasma gondii. Cells were observed by fluorescence and confocal microscopy. The CD56(bright)CD16(-)/CD56(dim)CD16(+) dNK ratio, expression of KIR2DL4, ILT-2, and NKG2D on dNK cells were analyzed by flow cytometry and the cytotoxic activity of infected dNK cells were evaluated. RESULT(S): The CD56(dim)CD16(+)/CD56(bright)CD16(-) dNK ratio was significantly elevated at 12, 24, and 48 hours after YFP-T. gondii infection. Expression of KIR2DL4, ILT-2, and NKG2D were increased after infection, but NKG2D were significantly higher than those of KIR2DL4 and ILT-2. Both the CD56(dim)CD16(+)/CD56(bright)CD16(-) dNK ratio and NKG2D expression were correlated with dNK cytotoxic activity. CONCLUSION(S): Enhanced dNK cytotoxicity due to increased CD16 and NKG2D expression may contribute to abnormal pregnancy outcomes observed with maternal infection with T. gondii.
Authors:
Xiaoyan Xu; Qiang Fu; Qun Zhang; Mingdong Zhao; Zonghua Gao; Xianbing Liu; Yang Liu; Xuemei Hu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Department of Immunology, Binzhou Medical University, Yantai affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical College, Yantai, Shandong, People's Republic of China.
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