Human umbilical cord blood units (UCBs) are an alternative source in allogeneic-stem-cell transplantation. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a tolerogenic molecule with a possible implication in UCB immunoregulatory effect. HLA-G expression was observed in UCB myeloid and plasmacytoid dendritic cells; in contrast, CD34(+) cells did not produce this molecule. CD34(+) cells are primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells that are present in UCB and are necessary for long-term engraftment via production of immunoregulatory molecules and a hematopoietic progeny that supports cellular recovery. The role of these cells in UCB transplantation needs further evaluation of HLA-G expression in CD34(+) cells and their hematopoietic progeny. We confirmed the absence of HLA-G expression in CD34(+) cells, whereas CD34(+)-derived progeny secreted HLA-G molecules and expressed HLA-G mRNA in in vitro cultures. Furthermore, soluble HLA (sHLA)-G molecules purified from the culture supernatants of CD34(+)-derived progeny were able to suppress lymphoproliferative response in an HLA-G dose-dependent manner. Overall these results identify CD34(+)-derived hematopoietic progeny as producers of HLA-G molecules and support a role of this antigen as an immuno-modulatory factor in UCB.

Umbilical cord blood CD34(+)cell-derived progeny produces human leukocyte antigen-G molecules with immuno-modulatory functions.

BUZZI, MARINA;ALVIANO, FRANCESCO;PAGLIARO, PASQUALE PAOLO;BONTADINI, ANDREA;
2012

Abstract

Human umbilical cord blood units (UCBs) are an alternative source in allogeneic-stem-cell transplantation. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a tolerogenic molecule with a possible implication in UCB immunoregulatory effect. HLA-G expression was observed in UCB myeloid and plasmacytoid dendritic cells; in contrast, CD34(+) cells did not produce this molecule. CD34(+) cells are primitive hematopoietic progenitor cells that are present in UCB and are necessary for long-term engraftment via production of immunoregulatory molecules and a hematopoietic progeny that supports cellular recovery. The role of these cells in UCB transplantation needs further evaluation of HLA-G expression in CD34(+) cells and their hematopoietic progeny. We confirmed the absence of HLA-G expression in CD34(+) cells, whereas CD34(+)-derived progeny secreted HLA-G molecules and expressed HLA-G mRNA in in vitro cultures. Furthermore, soluble HLA (sHLA)-G molecules purified from the culture supernatants of CD34(+)-derived progeny were able to suppress lymphoproliferative response in an HLA-G dose-dependent manner. Overall these results identify CD34(+)-derived hematopoietic progeny as producers of HLA-G molecules and support a role of this antigen as an immuno-modulatory factor in UCB.
Buzzi M.; Alviano F.; Campioni D.; Stignani M.; Melchiorri L.; Rotola A.; Tazzari P.; Ricci F.; Vaselli C.; Terzi A.; Pagliaro P.P.; Cuneo A.; Lanza F.; Bontadini A.; Baricordi O.R.; Rizzo R.
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