HIV-1 infection impairs CD16 and CD35 mediated opsonophagocytosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by human neutrophilsMore about Open Access at the Crick
Authors listNonzwakazi Bangani Justine Nakiwala Adrian R Martineau Robert Wilkinson Katalin Wilkinson David M Lowe
Using a flow cytometric assay, we investigated neutrophil-Mycobacterium tuberculosis opsonophagocytosis and the impact of HIV-1-infected serum on this process. The mean (±SD) percentage of neutrophils internalizing bacilli after 30 minutes incubation was significantly reduced by pretreatment with anti-CD16 (18.2% ± 8.1%, P < 0.001) or anti-CD35 antibody (23.2% ± 10.6%, P < 0.05) versus anti-CD4 controls (29.9% ± 8.1%). Blocking CD88 or CD11a did not affect internalization. Using heat-inactivated serum, maximal internalization was lower using HIV-1-infected serum versus HIV-1-uninfected. Using non-heat-inactivated serum, internalization decreased more rapidly with sequential dilutions of HIV-1-infected versus HIV-1-uninfected serum. CD16 and CD35 are important for neutrophil internalization of M. tuberculosis, whereas HIV-1 infection adversely affects opsonophagocytosis.
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