Hydrocortisone sodium succinate (HC) inhibited "in vitro" neutrophil-mediated abtibody-depndent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). The drug effect was dose-depedent and completely reversible. The killing defect was partially overcome by increasing the density of the antibody on the target cells. However, HC added after the binding between effector and target cells was still able to inhibit in a similar dos-dependent way the cytotoxic activity. Gur results suggest that HC interferes in a later step, after the effector/target interaction. Methyl-prednisolone and dexamethasone as well as HC were found to inhibit in a dose-dependent manner the neutrophil-mediated ADCC, whereas testosterone did not have any effect.
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- Immunology and Allergy