Post-translational attainment of allelic exclusion of the T cell receptor alpha chain in a T cell clone.

Two in-frame rearranged mouse TCR alpha chain genes from a single CD4+ T cell clone, MS202, specific for self-class II MHC antigen were transfected into a TCR-negative T cell hybridoma together with a beta chain gene derived from the same T cell clone. Both alpha chain genes were efficiently transcribed and translated in the cytoplasm of host cells, but… CONTINUE READING