K M Saizawa

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CD4 can physically associate with the CD3-T-cell receptor complex as visualized in cocapping experiments. This association occurs when the T-cell receptor is cross-linked by certain anti-variable region antibodies that appear to induce a conformational change in the receptor such that it associate with CD4. Similar association has been observed in earlier(More)
CD4 is a molecule expressed on the surface of T lymphocytes which recognize foreign protein antigens in the context of class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules. Recognition of antigen:class II MHC complexes by CD4+ T cells can be inhibited by anti-CD4 (ref. 3). Nevertheless, specific recognition of the antigen:Ia complex is clearly a(More)
A murine cloned Th cell line specific for the antigen conalbumin in the context of self I-A molecules can be activated by low concentrations of soluble antireceptor mAb. By using an antireceptor mAb to shared antigenic determinants on T cell receptors, we have shown that the ability to be activated by soluble antireceptor mAb is an unusual, although not(More)
The cutaneous graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) lesions induced by intradermal injection of cloned autoreactive T cells have been shown to subside rapidly and the epidermis returns to normal 2 wk after injection. Those mice that had spontaneously recovered from the cutaneous GVHD became resistant to subsequent attempts to induce the cutaneous GVHD by the T(More)
MHC restricted T cells can be divided into two subsets based on the mutually exclusive expression of the cell surface differentiation antigens L3T4 and Lyt-2 in the mouse. Expression of the L3T4 marker is correlated most strictly with recognition of foreign antigen in association with self class II MHC molecules, or Ia molecules. Less stringently correlated(More)
Anti-L3T4 antibodies have different functional effects on different ligands that activate a cloned, L3T4+ helper T cell line. It is reported here that some of these effects involve positive or negative signaling induced by cross-linking L3T4 molecules, because such effects are not observed using the Fab fragment of anti-L3T4. However, the Fab fragment does(More)
CD8 is a heterodimeric membrane glycoprotein on MHC class I-restricted T lymphocytes that cooperates with the alpha beta CD3 TCR in the recognition of MHC class I molecules presenting antigenic peptides. Co-operation has two components: enhancement of the affinity of MHC/peptide-TCR interaction, and signal transduction through the T cell membrane. The(More)