Human placental Hofbauer cells promote mitogen induced T cell proliferation.

D. Zaccheo, V. Pistoia, C. Martinoli

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Hofbauer cells are a major cell type of the human placental villous core particularly numerous at the beginning of pregnancy. In the present study we have investigated whether or not Hofbauer cells could subserve the function of accessory cells for colony formation by phytohemagglutinin stimulated allogeneic T cells. Results showed that Hofbauer cells are capable to play an accessory role on T cell proliferation probably due to the release of interleukin 1-like soluble factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1879-1884
Number of pages6
JournalBollettino della Societa Italiana di Biologia Sperimentale
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 30 1984

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