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Previous studies have indicated that the diversity of gamma genes expressed by gamma/delta-bearing murine T cells is limited, but comparable information concerning the expressed diversity of delta genes is lacking. In this study, we have investigated the rearrangement and expression of delta and gamma genes in T cell hybridomas that express gamma/delta T(More)
Differentiation of bone marrow derived precursors into mature T cells takes place in the thymus. During differentiation, T cells develop the receptor repertoire which allows them to recognize antigen in the context of self major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules. Mature T helper cells (mostly CD4+ CD8-) recognize antigen in the context of class II(More)
Surface expression of TCR dimers by cells synthesizing three or four distinct types of receptor chains was analyzed. Cells containing intact gamma, alpha, and beta chains had only gamma delta dimers on the cell surface. In human PEER cells, addition of a functional alpha chain led to the loss of gamma delta dimer expression and expression of only alpha beta(More)
Despite original reports that describe the absence of CD8+ CTLs in mice having homozygous deficiency in the beta 2-microglobulin gene, strong cytotoxic activities against cells with normal beta 2-microglobulin expression were observed in these animals. This cytotoxicity was reproducibly induced by immunizations with allogeneic or syngeneic cells. MHC class(More)
T cells recognize foreign antigens together with those MHC glycoproteins they have encountered during their development in the thymus. How the repertoire of antigen-specific TCRs is selected has not yet been fully defined. We have investigated the T cell repertoire specificities of CD4-CD8+ cytotoxic T cells developing under conditions where one of the(More)
Recently, it was shown that 10(2)- to 10(3)-fold lower doses of human serum albumin (HSA) are sufficient for the same T-cell response in vitro, if HSA is administered to the cultures bound in the immune complex rather than in the soluble form. In the present study, we analysed the capacity of HSA in the form of immune complexes to elicit specific cellular(More)
Antigen (HSA) bound in immune complexes at equivalence with syngeneic anti-HSA antibodies elicit much stronger humoral immune response then soluble HSA. On the other hand, administration of immune complexes formed with xenogeneic (rabbit) anti-HSA antibodies suppressed humoral immune response against HSA, but not against rabbit IgG in mice. We suggest that(More)
To elucidate the structure, diversity, and activation properties of the murine T3-associated gamma delta-receptor, examination was made of the gamma delta and T3 components, T cell receptor (TCR) gene transcription, activation properties, and lymphokine production in a panel of four cloned T cell hybridomas expressing a TCR-gamma delta. Biochemical analysis(More)
Immune complexes are specifically bound to the Fc receptors on the surface of various types of cells capable of presenting antigens. It was therefore determined if human serum albumin (HSA), bound in an immune complex, is presented more efficiently to the HSA-specific T cells than HSA alone. Primed, polyclonal murine T cells were stimulated in vitro with(More)