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The rat basophilic leukemia (RBL) cell lines were cloned and the various sublines compared for their chromosome number, IgE-mediated histamine release and for IgE surface receptors. It was found that cell lines started from tumors at different times vary in both their chromosome number and their ability to release histamine by an IgE-mediated reaction.(More)
We have evaluated the effect of ligand binding on expression of the receptor for IgE on rat basophilic leukemia (RBL) cells. RBL cells were grown in the presence or absence of 131I-labeled IgE and sometimes were also surface labeled with 125I. We found that cells grown in the presence of IgE continued to accumulate receptors at the surface and thus the(More)
The present study investigates the fate of the cell-bound IgE by using a well-characterized rat basophilic leukemia cell line and a purifed IgE myeloma protein. Both histamine-releasing and nonreleasing cell lines were examined. In both cases, no evidence for cell-mediated IgE catabolism could be elicited. Both the dissociated IgE and the receptors remained(More)
We have previously shown that, unlike monomeric IgE, chemically derived dimers, trimers, and heavier oligomers of IgE were internalized efficiently. This finding suggested that endocytosis, like mediator release, is triggered by cross-linking of the cell surface receptors for IgE. In the present study, we analyzed the temporal and functional relationships(More)
The sequences of the 35 and 36 amino-terminal amino acids of two purified amyloid fibril proteins have been determined. Results indicate that these two proteins are derived from homogeneous immunoglobulin light chains of variable region subgroup V(kappaI). The relation between amyloidosis and immunoglobulins is thus more firmly established.