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A series of monoclonal antibodies was used to define three discrete stages of human intrathymic T-cell differentiation. The earliest stage was confined to <10% of thymocytes, which were.reactive with both OKT9 and OKT10. Subsequently, approximately 70% of human thymocytes acquired a thymocyte-restricted antigen, OKT6, lost OKT9 antigen, and expressed(More)
Using monoclonal antibodies and flow cytometry, wer serially monitored lymphocyte subpopulations in renal-allograft recipients treated with either conventional immunosuppression or a monoclonal antibody. In 29 patients given conventional suppression, highly significant correlations between changes in T-cell subsets and rejection were noted. Normal or(More)
Reactivity of a monoclonal antibody with human Langerhans cells was demonstrated by a double-labeling immunofluorescence technique. Ia-bearing cells of the epidermis (Langerhans cells) were reactive with this antibody both in frozen sections and in cell suspensions prepared from human epidermis. This monoclonal antibody was unreactive with non-Ia-bearing(More)
Neoplastic cells from 253 patients with leukemia and 46 patients with malignant lymphoma were studied for the presence of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) by biochemical and fluorescent antibody technics. TdT was detected in circulating blast cells from 73 of 77 patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 24 of 72 patients with chronic(More)
A panel of reagents (OKT1, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 11) detects differentiation antigens expressed exclusively on HuTLA+ T lymphoid cells but absent on bone marrow precursors, such as terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase- (TdT) positive cells, immature myeloblasts, and other myeloid/erythroid cell types. In the bone marrow no transitional forms could be detected(More)
Monoclonal antibodies to human T cells permit the characterization of the surface phenotype of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL). The majority of CTCL cells are reactive with OKT1 and OKT3 monoclonals, which identify peripheral T cells and mature thymocytes. The neoplastic cells also react with OKT4, which recognizes the inducer T cell subset; they are,(More)
Three new techniques have been introduced for the phenotypic analysis of human thymocytes and T cells. Monoclonal antibodies of different subclasses (i.e. IgG1 and IgG2) were used in various combinations and labelled with subclass-specific second layers conjugated to different fluorochromes. Tissue sections were studied with combinations of monoclonal and(More)
A simple and rapid method for the determination of human T lymphocyte subclasses in buffy coat preparations or whole blood is described. This technique uses flow cytometry to distinguish lymphocytes from other leukocytes on the basis of their light-scattering properties. Lymnphocyte subclasses were enumerated by cellular immunofluorescence; the(More)