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The repertoire of receptors expressed by peripheral T cells is the result of two selective events that occur during intrathymic development. Positive selection expands cells able to recognize foreign peptides presented by self MHC molecules, and negative selection eliminates cells reactive to self MHC molecules and associated self peptides. Chimaera studies(More)
Genetic, biochemical, and functional studies have been performed using a monoclonal antibody, Y-17, directed at a conformational or combinatorial determinant formed by certain Ae:E alpha complexes. This determinant appears to be a marker present on a subset of B cells as well as on non-T and non-B spleen cells. Besides Ae and E alpha chains, Y-17(More)
Two dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of Non-Idet P-40 extracts and of specific Ia immunoprecipitates from [35S]methionine-labeled mouse spleen lymphocytes has revealed that the cell surface expression of some Ia antigens appears to be controlled by two genes. One locus, which maps in the I-A subregion, is probably the structural gene for an(More)
Information was sought on the features of epithelial cells in the murine thymic medulla. The expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules on medullary epithelium was defined by light microscopy with the aid of bone marrow chimeras and MHC-transgenic mice. A proportion of medullary epithelial cells was found to show conspicuously high(More)
Data presented here show that locidentify in the I-region of the H-2 gene complex are selectively expressed in different functional T-cell subpopulations. These loci are closely linked (or possibly identical) to loci that control immune responses. They control surface determinants which identify helper and suppressor T lymphocytes. Determinants described(More)
Lactoperoxidase-catalyzed cell surface radioiodination and incorporation of [3H]-leucine were employed to radiolabel H-2K and H-2D antigens of murine spleen cells. The fate of H-2 antigens was monitored by in vitro culture of labeled cells and isolation of labeled antigens from detergent lysates of the cells and culture supernates obtained at different(More)
The I region of the major histocompatibility complex (H-2) of the mouse controls a variety of immunologically related phenomena, including immune responsiveness and cellular interactions among lymphocytes and antigen-presenting cells (1-4). The only gene products from the I region that have been identified by immunochemical techniques are the Ia (I(More)
The in vitro antibody response of spleen cells from B10 strain mice is not suppressed by factor preparations made by primed Ly-2 T cells, although these preparations can suppress the in vitro antibody response of spleen cells from other mouse strains (1-3)2. The factor preparations from Ly-2 cells contain at least two separable activities: one that acts as(More)
A number of antigen-specific T cell-produced suppressor factors have been reported to express I-J-controlled antigenic determinants (1, 2). In most cases, the Ly phenotype of the cell producing the biologically active factors has not been determined. One factor, studied by Tada and his associates (2), has been shown to come from Ly-1-2 + cells and to act in(More)
Treatment of splenic T lymphocytes with anti-Ia antiserum inhibits the binding of antigen-antibody (AgAb) complexes to the majority (less than 50%) of Fc receptor-positive (FcR+) T cells. A similar inhibition was observed with anti-H-2D and anti-H-2K sera but not with anti-Thy 1.2. Despite the presence of Ia determinants on peripheral T cells, as(More)