Lawrence Steinman

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  • LIMITED HETEROGENEITY OF T-CELL RECEPTORS FROM LYMPHOCYTES MEDIATING AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS ALLOWS SPECIFIC IMMUNE INTERVENTION CELL ACHAORBEA, H., Mitchell, D. J., Timmermann, L., Wraith, D. C., TAUSCH, G. S., Waldor, M. K., Zamvil, S. S., McDevitt, H. O., Steinman, L. 1988; 54 (2): 263-273

    Abstract:

    Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) is an induced autoimmune disease mediated by CD4+ T lymphocytes. Analysis of T cell receptors of myelin basic protein-specific encephalitogenic T cell clones derived from six different PL/J (H-2u) or (PL/J x SJL) F1 (H-2uxs) mice revealed a limited heterogeneity in primary structure. In vivo, the majority of T lymphocytes recognize the N-terminal MBP-nonapeptide in association with I-Au and utilize the V beta 8 gene element. cDNA-sequencing showed that all T cell receptors from a panel of such T cell clones, grown in vitro, share the same V alpha gene segment. Despite heterogeneity in the D-J regions, the clones unexpectedly display a striking similarity in fine specificity. Based on these results, prevention and reversal of autoimmune disease with V beta 8-specific monoclonal antibodies was achieved.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1988P410300016

    View details for PubMedID 2455603

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