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Keywords
B7-H1
B7-H4
gastric cancer
macrophage
monocyte
Abstract
Expression of the costimulatory molecule B7-H4, a member of the inhibitory B7 family, has been reported to be upregulated on tumor-associated macrophages, and this overexpression may be involved in immune evasion in cancer patients. The present study was designed to investigate B7-H4 expression on monocytes/macrophages and its relationship with immune evasion in gastric cancer patients. B7-H4 expression on circulating monocytes and tumor-associated macrophages was evaluated by multicolor flow cytometry. Carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester proliferation assays and quantitative interferon-gamma enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays were carried out to determine the inhibitory effect of B7-H4+ monocytes on CD4+ T cells. B7-H4 expression on circulating monocytes was upregulated and these B7-H4+ monocytes showed immunosuppressive properties. B7-H4 expression was closely related to the depth of invasion, as well as the presence of lymphatic and venous invasion. There were significant correlations between B7-H4 expression and B7-H1 or HLA-DR expression on monocytes/macrophages in gastric cancer patients. B7-H4 expression was remarkably upregulated in gastric cancer tissues compared with peripheral blood samples. Complete surgical removal of the tumor decreased B7-H4 expression on circulating monocytes from gastric cancer patients. Cocultures of gastric cancer cell lines and monocytes led to upregulation of B7-H4 expression on monocytes. Increased B7-H4 expression on circulating monocytes and tumor-associated macrophages may be one of the key mechanisms responsible for immune evasion by tumors in gastric cancer.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
54
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
10
Published Date
2011-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2011, 54(1), 1-10
Language
English