THE H-2DM1 MUTATION AND QA ANTIGENS
PM HOGARTH, ID WALKER, AJ RIGBY, IFC MCKENZIE
IMMUNOGENETICS | SPRINGER VERLAG | Published : 1983
The effect of the H-2dm1 mutation on Qa-m2 expression was examined. The mutant strain B10.D2-H-2dm1 showed a fourfold increase in Qa-m2 expression when compared with the parental strain B10.D2. Qa-m2 molecules immunoprecipitated from B10.D2-H-2dm1, C57BL/10, and B10.D2 spleen cells were identical by two-dimensional (2-D) gel electrophoresis [isoelectric focusing (IEF) followed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE]). It is likely therefore that the increased Qa-m2 expression is not due to gross structural alterations of the Qa-m2 molecule; in the present study, alternative explanations are discussed.