Erastus C. Dudley

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The T cell antigen receptor (TCR)-associated invariable membrane proteins (CD3-gamma, -delta, -epsilon and -zeta) are critical to the assembly and cell surface expression of the TCR/CD3 complex and to signal transduction upon engagement of TCR with antigen. Disruption of the CD3-zeta gene by homologous recombination resulted in a structurally abnormal(More)
Thymocytes from mice congenitally deficient for TCR alpha chain synthesis were examined for the status of their TCR beta chain genes, by DNA sequencing and by a novel technique that analyzes populations of gene rearrangements. TCR beta chain genes were predominantly productively rearranged, in contrast with the statistical prediction for a quasi-random(More)
The identification is made in normal mice of the stages in T cell development at which the rearranged beta chain of the T cell receptor (TCR) is utilized to promote T cell maturation, independent of the TCR alpha chain. In addition, evidence is provided that utilization of beta chains in T cell progenitors does not preclude differentiation to TCR gamma(More)
Background: The subdivision of T cells into o13 and y8 subtypes is conserved throughout vertebrate development. The respective ap and y8 T-cell receptors (TCRs) are encoded by somatically rearranged genes. There has been broad speculation as to whether an individual thymocyte can become either a y T cell or an ao1 T cell as a result of stochastic gene(More)
BACKGROUND The subdivision of T cells into alpha beta and gamma delta subtypes is conserved throughout vertebrate development. The respective alpha beta and gamma delta T-cell receptors (TCRs) are encoded by somatically rearranged genes. There has been broad speculation as to whether an individual thymocyte can become either a gamma delta T cell or an alpha(More)
gamma delta T-cell hybrid clones were obtained from intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (i-IEL) by fusion with the BW5147 thymoma line. Four clones which expressed different V gamma/V delta genes were selected for further study. All of the gamma delta clones secreted interleukin-2 (IL-2) in the presence of the BALB/c-derived B-lymphoma line, A20. No(More)
Two types of T lymphocytes can be generated intrathymically, distinguishable by either TCR-gamma delta or -alpha beta surface expression. Regulation of the intrathymic divergence of these cells is unresolved, at least in part because thymically derived gamma delta cells have rarely been studied. We used quantitative Southern blotting together with PCR-based(More)
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