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Distinctive immunological properties of cultured murine thymic epithelial cells

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Skin painting with chemically reactive haptens induces a hapten-specific state of hypersensitivity that is long lasting and can be transferred to unirradiated recipient mice. A similar state of hapten-specific contact sensitivity can be induced by intravenous immunization with hapten-conjugated cells.… Read more

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In vitro cultivation of nonlymphoid thymic cells: morphological and immunological characterization

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Nonlymphoid thymic elements play an important role in T-lymphocyte development, especially in the development of recognition of transplantation antigens (H-2 in the mouse). Understanding this process will require the isolation and characterization of these cells. A simple technique for the culture of an enriched population of murine thymic epithelium is described.… Read more

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Detection of a novel binding site for T cell derived antigen binding proteins on thymic epithelial cell surfaces

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The presence of helper T cells that do not recognize major histocompatibility complex encoded antigenic determinants but rather are specific for self idiotypic determinants led us to search for a mechanism by which such cells might be influenced by idiotype expressed on the surfaces of thymic epithelial cells.… Read more

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Transient antibody deficiency and abnormal t-suppressor cells induced by phenytoin

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The lack of normal  B-cell  differentiation in patients with acquired or congenital antibody  deficiency may reflect abnormalities inherent in cells of B-lymphoid  lineage or may  involve abnormalities of regulatory (suppressor) cells. Circulating suppressor T cells,  which interfere with IgM secretion in a plaque-forming-cell assay, have been found in 60 per cent of these patients,  but their role in the pathogenesis of the disease is unclear. … Read more

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How T lymphocytes recognize antigen

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One of the most intriguing problems in immunology during the years since the discovery of T cells as an entity has been the nature and specificity of their receptors. The study of the antigen-binding receptors in T cells has been plagued by a number of technical difficulties that are just now being solved.… Read more

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T lymphocytes responding to Mls-locus antigens are Lyt-1+, 2- and I-A restricted

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We have investigated primary and secondary responses of mouse splenic T cells to strong mixed lymphocyte stimulating antigens controlled by the Mls locus using MHC-identical mixtures of cells. Our studies show that strong primary Mls-locus specific responses involve recognition of self I-A antigens, since BUdR and light suicide or F1 into parent radiation bone-marrow chimeras both demonstrate a preference of unprimed F1 T cells to respond to Mls-locus antigens associated with one parent’s MHC antigens.… Read more