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We analyzed CD4 major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II interactions with CD4 and lymphocyte activation gene (LAG)-3 recombinant fusion proteins termed CD4Ig and LAG-3Ig. CD4Ig bound MHC class II molecules expressed on the cell surface only when used in the micromolar range. This weak CD4Ig binding was specific, since it was inhibited by anti-CD4(More)
The lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3), selectively transcribed in human activated T and NK cells, encodes a ligand for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules. Like CD4, LAG-3 ectodomain is composed of four Ig-like domains (D1-D4). Nothing is known about the LAG-3 regions or residues required to form a stable MHC class II binding site.(More)
The lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) product is an MHC class II ligand related to CD4. We investigated whether LAG-3 could be used in vivo to stimulate MHC class II(+) antigen-presenting cells (APC), such as resident macrophages or dendritic cells known to play a crucial role in processing and presenting of antigens to the immune system. We first(More)
T cell response to its antigen requires recognition by the T cell receptor together with a co-receptor molecule, either CD4 or CD8. Additional molecules have been identified that are capable of delivering the co-stimulatory signals provided by APC. Following T cell priming, a number of T cell activation antigens are expressed that may play a role in the(More)
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