Sep 1, 1989

Immunoglobulin-specific T-B cell interaction. I. Presentation of self immunoglobulin determinants by B lymphocytes

European Journal of Immunology
A Y Rudensky, V L Yurin


Immunoglobulin (Ig)-specific T-B cell interactions have been studied in the model of T cell recognition of the kappa chain Ig kappa-1b allotype in Ig kappa-1-congeneic rat strains. An efficient presentation of endogenous Ig allotypic determinants by irradiated spleen cells from (WAG.1b x August)F1 (RT-1u/c; Ig kappa-1b/1a) rats to Ig kappa-1b-specific lymph node T cells from Ig kappa-1-congeneic (WAG x August)F1 (RT-1u/c; Ig kappa-1a) rats was demonstrated. This presentation was found to be sensitive to high irradiation doses (greater than 1000 rad). By fractionation of Ig kappa-1b+ F1 spleen cells on Percoll density gradient we have shown that a radioresistant, low-density fraction, consisting mainly of macrophages (M phi) and dendritic cells, triggers only weak Ig kappa-1b-specific T cell response. The high level of response was observed against radiosensitive spleen cell fractions of intermediate and high density, suggesting that B cells were the main antigen-presenting cells (APC) of Ig kappa-1b determinants of endogenous Ig. This conclusion was confirmed in the experiments using purified B cells from Ig kappa-1b-bearing rats. Earlier we have shown that the responsiveness of August (RT-1c; Ig kappa-1a) and WAG (RT-1u; Ig ka...Continue Reading

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Monoclonal Antibodies
Immunoglobulin Activity
Antigen-Presenting Cells
August Rats
Antigenic Specificity
Immunoglobulin Allotypes
Immunoglobulin kappa-Chains

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