Role of T-cell antigens in the cytolytic activities of large granular lymphocytes (LGLs) in patients with LGL lymphocytosis.

By analyzing surface antigens and cytolytic functions of proliferating large granular lymphocytes (LGLs), three types of T cell LGL lymphocytosis were delineated. The first, most commonly encountered type exhibited CD3+4-8+16+, WT31+ phenotype, low or undetectable non-major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-restricted cytotoxicity, and moderate to strong… (More)