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We studied the expression of the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor and the proliferative response to exogenous IL-2 of peripheral blood leukemic cells from patients with adult T cell leukemia (ATL) in order to see whether IL-2 receptor expressed on ATL cells is different from normal IL-2 receptor and whether it plays a role in the neoplastic growth in ATL.(More)
The human high-affinity receptor for interleukin 2 (IL-2) has been proposed as being a membrane complex composed of at least two distinct polypeptide chains: p55 (alpha chain), recognized by the anti-Tac monoclonal antibody (mAb), and p75 (beta chain), both of which are capable of binding IL-2. Whereas the alpha chain itself has been shown to be(More)
A mAb specific for the murine IL-2R beta-chain (IL-2R beta) was produced by immunizing a rat with a rat transfectant cell line expressing a large number of cDNA-encoded murine IL-2R beta. The mAb, designated TM-beta 1, is specifically reactive with the murine IL-2R beta cDNA-transfectant but not with the recipient cell, and immunoprecipitates murine IL-2R(More)
A continuous cell line (YT cells) with inducible receptor for T cell growth factor (TCGF)/interleukin 2 (IL 2) was established from a 15-yr-old boy with acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and thymoma. YT cells were tetraploid, having 4q+ chromosomal markers, and proliferated continuously in vitro without conditioned medium (CM) or IL 2. They were weakly positive(More)
Two-color fluorescence analysis revealed that Tac antigen, which was previously reported to be restricted to T cells, was expressed on a proportion of normal B cells activated by Staphylococcus aureus Cowan I (SAC). Immunoaffinity-purified interleukin 2 (IL-2) induced the proliferation of SAC-activated B cells, and the proliferation was completely inhibited(More)
A monoclonal antibody termed anti-Tac antibody is reactive with activated and functionally mature human T cells, but not reactive with resting T cells or B cells. We found that the expression of Tac antigen on activated T cells was inhibited by the addition of anti-Tac antibody in the culture of T cells activated with Con A or alloantigen. In the mixed(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV)-infected cell lines derived from adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) express constitutively the receptor for Interleukin-2 (IL-2-R) and the associated antigen (Tac antigen). In contrast, the same antigen is transiently expressed by normal T-cells only after immune stimulation. Recently, it was reported that the constitutively(More)
Anti-Tac monoclonal antibody, which blocks the membrane binding and action of human T-cell growth factor (TCGF), is strongly proposed to recognize TCGF receptor. We have demonstrated that anti-Tac antibody reacted with leukemic cells from patients with adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and reacted with T-cell lines established from ATL cells. Although antigenic(More)
The interleukin 2 (IL-2) receptor system plays a key role in the T-cell immune response. Although IL-2 binding was reported to be restricted to the Tac peptide, we have identified an IL-2 binding peptide that does not react with anti-human IL-2 receptor monoclonal antibodies, including anti-Tac on MLA 144, a gibbon ape T-cell line. The MLA 144 cell line(More)
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) binds to two distinct receptor molecules, the IL-2 receptor alpha (IL-2R alpha, p55) chain and the newly identified IL-2 receptor beta (IL-2R beta, p70-75) chain. The cDNA encoding the human IL-2R beta chain has now been isolated. The overall primary structure of the IL-2R beta chain shows no apparent homology to other known receptors.(More)