Upregulation of T cell receptor gamma chain transcription by interleukin-2.

Signals involved in TcR gene rearrangement and expression are poorly understood. The ability of interleukin 2 to control TcR gamma gene expression was examined. Precursor thymocytes grown in the presence of IL-1 and Con A develop to CD3+ T cells that express either the TcR alpha/beta or gamma/delta complex on the cell surface (1). We show here that a major… CONTINUE READING