Clinical reports have suggested the existence of immunological tolerance to noninherited maternal antigens (NIMA) in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) mismatched allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT). We studied the T-cell reactivity using IFN-y enzyme- linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay in three HLA fully matched allo-SCT cases and one healthy volunteer family case. In HLA fully matched allo-SCT cases, ELISPOT assay could detect the hyporespon- siveness of T cells from donors to the B cells from recipients. Moreover, ELISPOT assay showed that the T cells from an individual responded to B cell from his mother significantly weakly than those from an unrelated HLA-haploidentical individual. These observations suggest that our IFN-y ELISPOT assay-based method may predict the presence of immunological tolerance to NIMA.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Biochemistry, medical