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We have identified a cDNA from a human phytohemagglutinin-activated lymphoblast library encoding a protein that binds 125I-labeled human interleukin 12 (125I-huIL-12) with a Kd of about 5 nM when expressed in COS-7 cells. When coexpressed in COS-7 cells with the previously identified IL-12 beta receptor (IL-12R beta) protein, two classes of 125I-huIL-12(More)
A cDNA encoding a human IL-12R subunit was isolated by expression cloning. This subunit is a 662 amino acid type I transmembrane protein with an extracellular domain of 516 amino acids and a cytoplasmic domain of 91 amino acids. It is a member of the hemopoietin receptor superfamily and is most closely related over its entire length to gp130 and the(More)
IL-12 is a heterodimeric cytokine, composed of a p40 and a p35 subunit, that exerts its biological effects by binding to specific cell surface receptors. Two IL-12R proteins, designated human IL-12 (huIL-12) receptor beta1 (huIL-12Rbeta1) and huIL-12Rbeta2, have been previously identified. These IL-12R individually bind huIL-12 with low affinity and in(More)
We previously described the cloning of a cDNA encoding an interleukin-12 receptor (IL-12R) subunit, designated beta, that bound IL-12 with low affinity when expressed in COS cells. We now report that a pair of monoclonal antibodies (mAb), 2B10 and 2.4E6, directed against different epitopes on the IL-12R beta chain, when used in combination, strongly(More)
Great attention has been placed on the possibility of distinguishing Th1 from Th2 cells on the basis of differential expression of surface receptors. We have recently shown that the differential expression of the IL-12R beta 2 chain in Th1 and Th2 cells, as measured at the mRNA level, accounts for an important regulatory mechanism in the differentiation of(More)
Type I IFNs (IFN-alpha/beta), in addition to IL-12, have been shown to play an important role in the differentiation of human, but not mouse, Th cells. We show here that IFN-alpha/beta act directly on human T cells to drive Th1 development, bypassing the need for IL-12-induced signaling, whereas IFN-alpha cannot substitute IL-12 for mouse Th1 development.(More)
We have previously described the identification of a protein, now designated IL-12R beta 1, that binds 125I-huIL-12 with a Kd of about 10 nM, corresponding to the low affinity 125I-huIL-12 binding sites seen on PHA-activated human lymphoblasts. Using expression cloning techniques, we have recently identified an additional IL-12-binding protein subunit,(More)
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