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Title: Occurrence of nodular lymphocyte-predominant hodgkin lymphoma in hermansky-pudlak type 2 syndrome is associated to natural killer and natural killer T cell defects
Authors: Lorenzi, Luisa
Tabellini, Giovanna
Vermi, William
Moratto, Daniele
Porta, Fulvio
Notarangelo, Lucia D.
Patrizi, Ornella
Sozzani, Silvano
Saint Basile, Genevieve de
Latour, Sylvain
Pace, David
Lonardi, Silvia
Facchetti, Fabio
Badolato, Raffaele
Parolini, Silvia
Keywords: Interleukin-2 -- Therapeutic use
Lysosomes -- Metabolism
Membrane proteins -- Analysis
Killer cells -- Therapeutic use
Hodgkin's disease -- Treatment
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: Lorenzi, L., Tabellini, G., Vermi, W., Moratto, D., Porta, F., Notarangelo, L. D., ... & Pace, D. (2013). Occurrence of nodular lymphocyte-predominant hodgkin lymphoma in hermansky-pudlak type 2 syndrome is associated to natural killer and natural killer T cell defects. PloS one, 8(11), 1-11.
Abstract: Hermansky Pudlak type 2 syndrome (HPS2) is a rare autosomal recessive primary immune deficiency caused by mutations on b3A gene (AP3B1 gene). The defect results in the impairment of the adaptor protein 3 (AP-3) complex, responsible for protein sorting to secretory lysosomes leading to oculo-cutaneous albinism, bleeding disorders and immunodeficiency. We have studied peripheral blood and lymph node biopsies from two siblings affected by HPS2. Lymph node histology showed a nodular lymphocyte predominance type Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) in both HPS2 siblings. By immunohistochemistry, CD8 T-cells from HPS2 NLPHL contained an increased amount of perforin (Prf) + suggesting a defect in the release of this granules-associated protein. By analyzing peripheral blood immune cells we found a significant reduction of circulating NKT cells and of CD56brightCD162 Natural Killer (NK) cells subset. Functionally, NK cells were defective in their cytotoxic activity against tumor cell lines including Hodgkin Lymphoma as well as in IFN-c production. This defect was associated with increased baseline level of CD107a and CD63 at the surface level of unstimulated and IL-2-activated NK cells. In summary, these results suggest that a combined and profound defect of innate and adaptive effector cells might explain the susceptibility to infections and lymphoma in these HPS2 patients.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/49442
ISSN: 1932-6203
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