Mutant human B cell lines deficient in class II major histocompatibility complex transcription.

By mutagenesis and selection, two independent Ia- mutant cell lines derived from the Ia+ human B cell line Raji were isolated. One mutant failed to express detectable surface HLA-DR and HLA-DQ molecules, while the other expressed very low levels of these molecules. mRNA encoding Ia molecules was correspondingly absent or reduced in these cell lines. In… CONTINUE READING