DE Mosier

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An adoptive secondary antibody response to phosphorylcholine (PC) can be generated by the transfer of keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH)-primed T cells, PC-bovine gamma globulin-primed B cells, and PC-KLH into irradiated syngeneic BALB/c mice. If the KLH-primed T-cell donors were pretreated with anti-idiotype antibodies directed against the BALB/c PC-binding(More)
The relative functional maturity of neonatal mouse spleen T- and B-cell populations was assessed by comparing the ability to respond to the thymic-independent antigen, DNP-Ficoll, or thymic-dependent SRBC by producing antibody in vitro. Although mouse spleen cells responded to DNP-Ficoll at an earlier age than they responded to SRBC or TNP-SRBC, the reason(More)
Mouse spleen cells can be stimulated to proliferate in vitro by purified anti-mu or anti-gamma,kappa antibodies. These responses can be obtained in cell populations bearing membrane immunoglobulin (Ig), purified by the fluorescence activated cell sorter (FACS), but they are not observed in FACS-purified Ig- cell populations. Furthermore, treatment of(More)
An alloanti-delta antibody was prepared by immunizing C57BL/Ka mice with BALB/c spleen cells. Its specificity for delta-chain was demonstrated by immunoprecipitation and SDS-PAGE of 125I-labeled membrane proteins from BC8 spleen cells. BC8 mice possess C57BL/Ka "background" genes and BALB/c IgH genes. The anti-delta reagent without complement inhibited the(More)
Although activation of B lymphocytes by antigen or anti-Ig antibody has been shown to require cross-linking of surface Ig molecules, cross-linking is not necessary for B cell activation by anti-Lyb-2 monoclonal antibody (MAb). Monovalent Fab' fragments of anti-Lyb-2 MAb are as effective as the intact antibody in inducing blast cell transformation of small B(More)
We have studied potential regulatory interactions between mature B lymphocyte populations by analysis of C.B-17 severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice reconstituted simultaneously with immunoglobulin allotype-congenic mixtures of spleen (SP) and peritoneal cavity (PerC) B cells. We have previously shown that the independent transfer of B cells from(More)
Mice with the autosomal recessive severe combined immune deficiency (scid) mutation lack mature lymphocytes because of defective joining of T cell receptor and immunoglobulin (Ig) gene segments. Penetrance of this mutation is incomplete since 10-25% of SCID mice produce some T or B lymphocytes. This "leaky" phenotype could be due to a reversion of the(More)
The requirements for T cell/B cell interaction for the induction of primary in vitro antibody responses to phosphorylcholine (PC)-keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) were examined. Long-term helper T cell lines derived from KLH-primed (CBA/N X BALB/c) F1 female mice (H-2k/d) were able to support a T15-idiotype dominant, IgM anti-PC response of BALB/c (H-2d) B(More)
Two synergizing antigen-specific helper T (Th) cell populations are required for an optimal TEPC15 (T15)-dominated antiphosphorylcholine (PC) plaque- forming cell response . In these studies, the two Th cell sets are shown to differ in their requirements for recognition of self-major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-encoded determinants by testing the(More)
Several studies have shown that T cells serve an important function in regulating the production of antibodies bearing a given idiotype (1-4). T-dependent anti-hapten antibody responses to hapten-carrier conjugates require cooperation of hapten-specific B and carrier-specific T lymphocytes (5). Although this interaction might be expected to activate any B(More)
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