Adiponectin deficiency suppresses lymphoma growth in mice by modulating NK cells, CD8 T cells, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells

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Title
Adiponectin deficiency suppresses lymphoma growth in mice by modulating NK cells, CD8 T cells, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells
Author(s)
S Han; A L Jeong; S Lee; J S Park; K D Kim; In Pyo Choi; Suk Ran Yoon; M S Lee; J S Lim; S H Han; D Y Yoon; Y Yang
Bibliographic Citation
Journal of Immunology, vol. 190, no. 9, pp. 4877-4886
Publication Year
2013
Abstract
Previously, we found that adiponectin (APN) suppresses IL-2-induced NK cell activation by downregulating the expression of the IFN-γ-inducible TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand and Fas ligand. Although the antitumor function of APN has been reported in several types of solid tumors, with few controversial results, no lymphoma studies have been conducted. In this study, we assessed the role of APN in immune cell function, including NK cells, CTLs, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells, in EL4 and B16F10 tumor-bearing APN knockout (KO) mice. We observed attenuated EL4 growth in the APNKO mice. Increased numbers of splenic NK cells and splenic CTLs were identified under naive conditions and EL4-challenged conditions, respectively. In APNKO mice, splenic NK cells showed enhanced cytotoxicity with and without IL-2 stimulation. Additionally, there were decreased levels of myeloid-derived suppressor cell accumulation in the EL4-bearing APNKO mice. Enforced MHC class I expression on B16F10 cells led to attenuated growth of these tumors in APNKO mice. Thus, our results suggest that EL4 regression in APNKO mice is not only due to an enhanced antitumor immune response but also to a high level of MHC class I expression.
ISSN
0022-1767
Publisher
Amer Assoc Immunologists
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.4049/jimmunol.1202487
Type
Article
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Division of Biomedical Research > Immunotherapy Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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