667 Effect of short-term exposure of asbestos on human t cell line mt-2

H Matsuzaki, S Lee, M Maeda, N Kumagai-takei, K Yoshitome, Y Nishimura, T Otsuki
2018 Allergy and Immunotoxicology   unpublished
mesothelioma (MM). This result suggest the decrease in stimulation-induced cytotoxicity in MM patients. Therefore, we hypothesised that chronic exposure to asbestos might affect anti-tumour immunity of CTL, and examined this possibility by comparing long-term cultures of human CD8 + T cell line EBT-8 between with and without exposure to chrysotile (CH) asbestos as an in vitro model to analyse the effects of exposure on CTL. Methods EBT-8 cells were continuously cultured with CH asbestos at 0,
more » ... or 30 mg/ml, and were designated EBT-8-Org, EBT-8-CH5, and EBT-8-CH30, respectively. The cells were regularly separated from asbestos using a Ficoll-Hypaque density gradient, before being assayed for MFI of granzyme B and percentage of perforin + cells by flow cytometry. The cells were also stimulated with PMA/ionomycin for 4 hour or beads coated with anti CD3 Ab for 48 hour and assayed for IFN-l production by flow cytometry and ELISA, respectively. Result The long-term exposure to CH asbestos at 5 mg/ml or 30 mg/ml did not suppress the MFI of granzyme B in EBT-8 cells. In contrast, both the doses of CH exposure suppressed the percentage of perforin + cells. Although the exposure to CH did not suppress intracellular level of IFN-l induced by PMA/ionomycin, the secreted production of IFN-l stimulated via CD3 decreased by CH exposure. Discussion These results indicate that long-term exposure to asbestos has the potential to suppress the perforin level and the production of IFN-l of human CD8 + T cells. Further study is needed to clarify the mechanism of asbestos-caused suppressed function of CTL.
doi:10.1136/oemed-2018-icohabstracts.164 fatcat:zjw3kyajs5d75ctrc3x73755ym