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Microbiol Immunol. 2016 Jan;60(1):47-55. doi: 10.1111/1348-0421.12346.

Stimulation of neuronal cells by culture supernatant of T lymphocytes triggered by anti-CD3 mAb followed by propagation in the presence of interleukin-2.

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Choju Medical Institute, Fukushimura Hospital.
Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Nagoya City University, Japan.


Performance status (PS) frequently improves occurs in cancer patients who have been infused with their own lymphokine-activated killer T cells (LAK-T). In the present study, a culture supernatant of LAK-T (LAK-T sup) administered to 8-week-old rats caused neurogenesis as evidenced by increased 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine staining of brain tissues. Intravenous injection of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a major cytokine in LAK-T sup, had a similar effect. Furthermore, LAK-T sup induced Ca(++) increase in rat hippocampal brain slices that was detected in neuronal cells by emission of Fluo-8 NW at 520 nm. The same effect was observed with an rGM-CSF solution. GM-CSF may activate neuronal cells by stimulating the glial cells that surround and attach to them. If so, GM-CSF and LAK-T sup may improve the motor neurons of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The neurogenerative effect of GM-CSF in LAK-T sup may also help improve brain function in aged adults including those with dementia such as Alzheimer's disease.


granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor; lymphokine-activated killer T cells; neurogenesis; performance status

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