Samuel Strober

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  • EXTRATHYMIC MATURATION OF ALPHA-BETA T-CELLS FROM HEMATOPOIETIC STEM-CELLS JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY DEJBAKHSHJONES, S., Jerabek, L., Weissman, I. L., Strober, S. 1995; 155 (7): 3338-3344

    Abstract:

    The object of the study was to determine whether alpha beta T cells can develop from hemopoietic stem cells in the absence of the thymus. C57BL/6 (Ly-5.1 and Thy-1.2) mice were thymectomized or sham-thymectomized at 4 wk of age, and received lethal whole body irradiation 2 wk later. These mice were reconstituted with an i.v. injection of 500 highly purified hemopoietic stem cells (Mac-1-, B220-, TER-119-, CD3-, CD4-, CD8-, Thy 1low, SCA-1+) obtained from the bone marrow of C57BL/6 (Ly-5.2 and Thy-1.1) donors. A similar percentage of Ly-5.2+ alpha beta T cells (donor) was found in the marrow of thymectomized recipients, sham-thymectomized recipients, and normal donor mice at least 3 mo after stem cell transplantation. The percentage of Ly-5.2+ alpha beta T cells in the spleens of sham-thymectomized and normal donor mice was similar. The percentage in the spleens of thymectomized recipients was reduced by about 50%, and approximately one-half of the latter T cells expressed the CD4-CD8- alpha beta+ phenotype. A purified population of Ly-5.2+ alpha beta- cells obtained from the marrow of thymectomized recipients was incubated in vitro for 48 h without exogenous growth factors. After the incubation procedure a proportion of the marrow cells acquired alpha beta TCR surface receptors. The results show that alpha beta T cells can develop from hemopoietic stem cells in the absence of the thymus.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995RV93900010

    View details for PubMedID 7561027

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