Journal article

THE MOUSE LY-17 LOCUS IDENTIFIES A POLYMORPHISM OF THE FC RECEPTOR

ML HIBBS, PM HOGARTH, IFC MCKENZIE

IMMUNOGENETICS | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1985

Abstract

The mouse Ly-17.2 alloantigen has recently been defined with both conventional and monoclonal antibodies; it identifies a locus, sited on chromosome 1, the products of which were considered to be specific for B cells. Using another Ly-17.2-specific monoclonal antibody (described herein), the tissue distribution of the Ly-17.2 antigen was shown to extend to a subpopulation of T lymphocytes and to neutrophils. This distribution is remarkably similar to that of the Fc receptor for immunoglobulin. Indeed, we now demonstrate that the Ly-17 locus codes for a polymorphism of the Fc receptor, a conclusion based upon (a) an identical tissue distribution of Ly-17.2 and FcR on both normal and tumor tis..

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