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EXPRESSION OF CLASS-I MHC PROTEINS ON RIN-M5F CELLS IS INCREASED BY INTERFERON-GAMMA AND LYMPHOKINE-CONDITIONED MEDIUM

IL CAMPBELL, LC HARRISON, PG COLMAN, J PAPAIOANNOU, RG ASHCROFT

Diabetes | AMER DIABETES ASSOC | Published : 1986

Abstract

To examine whether products of the immune system interact with the pancreatic beta-cell, rat insulinoma cells (RIN-m5F line) were cultured in the presence of conditioned medium from concanavalin A-activated mouse spleen cells (CAS medium). Indirect immunofluorescence and flow cytometry revealed that after culture in CAS medium, RIN-m5F cells had an 8- to 10-fold increase in class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins, whereas class II MHC proteins remained undetectable, and the level of insulin and/or insulin-like growth factor 1 receptors was unchanged. The stimulation of class I MHC expression on RIN-m5F cells by CAS medium could be mimicked by recombinant interferon-gamma. Ana..

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