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In vitro measurement of lymphocyte steroid sensitivity: lack of agreement between whole blood culture and separated lymphocyte culture

Hearing, S. D., Norman, M. and Dayan, Colin Mark 1999. In vitro measurement of lymphocyte steroid sensitivity: lack of agreement between whole blood culture and separated lymphocyte culture. Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology 21 (1) , pp. 41-53. 10.3109/08923979909016393

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Abstract

The use of a whole blood culture to measure steroid sensitivity has previously been compared to the use of a separated lymphocyte assay. Good correlation between the two methods was reported. However the number of subjects studied appears to have been small and no patients with steroid resistance were studied. We have studied a large number of subjects and compared steroid sensitivity measured by a whole blood culture with an established separated lymphocyte assay. Proliferation was stimulated with phytohaemagglutinin and inhibited by dexamethasone. A wide range of steroid sensitivity was found between individuals. In steroid sensitive subjects, good agreement was seen between the two assays. However in individuals identified as steroid resistant by the separated lymphocyte assay, steroid resistance was not seen using the whole blood assay. This is important because in vitro lymphocyte steroid resistance, as measured by the separated lymphocyte assay has been shown to predict a poor in vivo response to steroid therapy. Using the whole blood culture this steroid resistance would not be demonstrated. Hence the use of a whole blood assay can not be recommended.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
ISSN: 0892-3973
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/63712

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