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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 proliferative response of fresh peripheral blood leukemic cells from eight adult T cell leukemia (ATL) patients to interleukin-4 (IL-4) was studied to determine the possibility that the IL-4-mediated T-cell growth pathway is involved in the cell growth of leukemic cells in ATL. Resting lymphocytes from ten normal individuals did not proliferate in(More)
Human T cell leukemia/lymphoma (T-lymphotropic) virus type I (HTLV-I) infection has been considered to be closely associated with the leukemogenesis of adult T cell leukemia (ATL), in which interleukin 2 (IL-2) receptors are abnormally expressed. In this study, however, Southern blot analysis revealed no gross rearrangement or obvious amplification of the(More)
Large granular lymphocytes (LGL) from four patients with abnormally expanded LGL in the peripheral blood were studied regarding their receptor for IL-2. LGL from none of the cases examined expressed Tac Ag, an Il-2R glycoprotein recognized by anti-Tac mAb. However, 125I-labeled IL-2 binding experiments demonstrated that 1400 to 2800/cell IL-2 binding sites(More)
We studied cell proliferation and interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor upregulation mediated by exogenous IL-2 in leukemic cells from adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) patients to characterize some aspects of abnormal IL-2 receptor expression in ATL. Leukemic cells from 7 ATL patients examined showed no or very poor proliferative response to IL-2 though they expressed(More)
A 46-year-old man had acute leukemia with two cell populations of lymphoblasts and monoblasts (L1 and M5-b in FAB classification, respectively), which were characterized by morphological, cytochemical and cell marker studies. At the time of diagnosis about 80% blasts were terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) positive lymphoid cells, while the rest(More)
Human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus type I(HTLV-I) infection appears to be closely associated with the leukemogenesis of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), although its mechanism remains unclear. Since our previous report that leukemic cells from patients with ATL expressed Tac antigen (Ag) (interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor) on their cell surface, we have been(More)
We analyzed peripheral blood leukemic cells from six patients with T cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (T-CLL) with monoclonal antibodies including the anti-Tac antibody, which recognizes the receptor for interleukin 2 (IL 2). The patients were divided into two groups according to the reactivity of the monoclonal antibodies. Leukemic cells from three(More)
We studied the change in cytoplasmic free calcium ion concentration ([Ca2+]i) in the peripheral blood leukemic cells from adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) patients stimulated by anti-T3 (CD3) or anti-T11 (CD2) antibodies in order to see whether there is an abnormal response in the early activation processes following T3 or T11 antigen stimulation. Peripheral(More)