Expression of receptors for interleukin 2: Role in the commitment of T lymphocytes to proliferate.

We examined the role of IL 2 and IL 2 receptors in human T lymphocyte proliferation induced by neuraminidase and galactose oxidase (NAGO)-treated autologous macrophages. T lymphocytes cultured with these aldehyde-bearing macrophages developed responsiveness to IL 2 after as few as 2 to 4 hr of activation and exhibited maximal responsiveness to IL 2 after 18… CONTINUE READING