Qualitative and quantitative studies of antigen-presenting cell function by using I-A-expressing L cells.


I-A-expressing transfected murine L cells were analyzed as model antigen-presenting cells. Four features of accessory cell function were explored: antigen processing, interaction with accessory molecules (LFA-1, L3T4), influence of Ia density, and ability to stimulate resting, unprimed T lymphocytes. I-A+ L cells could present complex protein antigens to a… (More)