Recruitment of effector lymphocytes by initiator lymphocytes. In vivo migration of in vitro sensitized initiator T lymphocytes

European Journal of Immunology
S Livnat, I R Cohen


We previously found that mouse T lymphocytes sensitized in vitro against allo- or syngeneic fibroblasts, upon injection into syngeneic recipients, do not themselves differentiate into effector cells, but recruit effector T lymphocytes within the draining lymph nodes. As a result of sensitization, these initiator lymphocytes acquire a trypsin-sensitive membrane property which is necessary for recruitment. We now report studies on the in vivo migratory behavior of initiator lymphocytes following sensitization. We injected 51Cr-labeled initiator lymphocytes into recipient footpads and found significantly increased migration of sensitized cells to the draining popliteal lymph node (PLN) during the first day. By amputation of the foot at various times, we showed that migration during the first 12-24 hours was critical for subsequent recruitment. Trypsin treatment of initiator lymphocytes abolished this accelerated migration. Lymphocytes triggered nonspecifically by Con A migrated to the PLN like antigen-sensitized cells. We also compared the migration of injected lymphocytes from the footpad to the PLN in graft-versus-host and host-versus-graft reactions, and found these reactions to differ both from each other and from recruitment ...Continue Reading


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