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The T cell receptor (TCR) delta protein is expressed as part of a heterodimer with TCR gamma, in association with the CD3 polypeptides on a subset of functional peripheral blood T lymphocytes, thymocytes, and certain leukemic T cell lines. A monoclonal antibody directed against TCR delta was produced that binds specifically to the surface of several TCR(More)
The human T cell receptor delta (TCR delta) gene encodes one component of the TCR gamma delta-CD3 complex found on subsets of peripheral blood and thymic T cells. Human TCR delta diversity was estimated by characterizing rearrangements in TCR gamma delta cell lines and determining the structures of complementary DNA clones representing functional and(More)
Efficient recognition of tumor cells by cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL) is often dependent on the presentation of cytosolic peptides in the context of MHC class I molecules. This process may be influenced by various molecular chaperones. To analyze this influence, we have utilized B16 melanoma cells, which are not effectively recognized by MHC class(More)
A subpopulation of peripheral blood T lymphocytes express a novel non-a, non-0 T cell receptor (TCR) heterodimer that is associated with the CD3 complex. This heterodimer is composed of TCRy and TCRS polypeptides which are distinct from each other on the basis of immunochemical criteria (1-3) and by peptide mapping (4), and are encoded by different genes.(More)
The pre-T cell receptor (TCR) signals constitutively in the absence of putative ligands on thymic stroma and signal transduction correlates with translocation of the pre-TCR into glycolipid-enriched microdomains (rafts) in the plasma membrane. Here, we show that the pre-TCR is constitutively routed to lysosomes after reaching the cell surface. The(More)
The human T cell receptor (TCR) gamma polypeptide occurs in structurally distinct forms on certain peripheral blood T lymphocytes. Complementary DNA clones representing the transcripts of functionally rearranged TCR gamma genes in these cells have been analyzed. The expression of a disulfide-linked and a nondisulfide-linked form of TCR gamma correlates with(More)
The T cell receptor repertoire has a potential for vast diversity. However, this diversity is limited by the fact that the majority of thymocytes die as the repertoire is shaped by positive and negative selection events during development. Such thymic selection affecting TCR VO gene segment usage has been demonstrated in the mouse. However, similar data has(More)
33B rat Schwannoma cell line is known to exhibit phagocytic properties analogous to those of normal Schwann cells. The mechanism of phagocytosis by this cell line was investigated by studying the effect of known modulators of phagocytosis on the uptake of latex particles by these cells. Treatments which block energy production of the host cell, such as(More)
The effect of antimycobacterial serum on the uptake of Mycobacterium w by 33B rat Schwannoma cell line and rat peritoneal macrophages was studied. Incubation of Mycobacterium w with antimycobacterial serum caused a marked inhibition of its uptake by 33B cells but did not diminish its uptake by macrophages. These results suggest that the mechanism of the(More)
Concanavalin A-induced lymphokines decreased the phagocytosis of 14C-acetate-labelled Mycobacterium w by 33B rat Schwannoma cells while increasing the phagocytosis by macrophages. This suggests that Schwann cells are responsive to lymphokines. Phorbol myristate acetate decreased the phagocytosis in Schwannoma cells but increased that in macrophages. Schwann(More)
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