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Influence of HLA-DR antigens on lymphocyte response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture filtrate antigens and mitogens in pulmonary tuberculosis

Uma, H and Selvaraj, P and Reetha, A M and Xavier, T and Prabhakar, R and Narayanan, P R (1999) Influence of HLA-DR antigens on lymphocyte response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture filtrate antigens and mitogens in pulmonary tuberculosis. Tubercle and Lung Disease, 79 (4). pp. 190-206. ISSN 0962-8479

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Abstract

Setting: Influence of HLA-DR antigens and lymphocyte responses in pulmonary TB patients. Objective: To elucidate the role of HLA-DR genes/gene products on lymphocyte responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens and mitogens, the present study was carried out in pulmonary tuberculosis during active and cured stage of the disease. Design: Serological determination of HLA-DR antigens was carried out in 50 active TB patients, 44 cured TB patients and 58 normal healthy control subjects. The influence of HLA-DR antigens on peripheral blood lymphocyte responses to M. tuberculosis culture filtrate antigens and mitogens such as phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) and concanavalin-A (Con-A) was studied in the patients as well as normal healthy control subjects. Results: Of all the DR antigens studied, patients (active TB and cured TB) with DR2 antigen showed an increased lymphocyte response (stimulation index) to a higher dose of antigenic (10 μg/ml) stimulation. A significantly lower lymphocyte response to antigen and mitogens was seen in HLA-DR3 positive normal healthy subjects than non-DR3 (DR3 negative) subjects. Conclusion: The present study suggests that HLA-DR genes/gene products may be playing an immunoregulatory role in eliciting an immune response against M. tuberculosis antigens and mitogens induced lymphocyte response in pulmonary TB patients and normal healthy subjects.

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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Immunological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Immunology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 10:34
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 09:02
URI: http://eprints.nirt.res.in/id/eprint/506

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