Journal article

THE LOCALIZED PRIMARY CYTO-TOXIC T-CELL RESPONSE TO CELLS EXPRESSING MINOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY DIFFERENCES

R KORNGOLD, PC DOHERTY

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1984

Abstract

Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) are able to eliminate P815 (DBA/2) mastocytoma cells growing in cerebrospinal fluid of BALB/c H-2-compatible but minor histocompatibility (H) antigen-different mice and in H-2-incompatible C3H/He mice. We examined the magnitude of the primary CTL response to multiple, minor H antigens and to determinants of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) by using a direct cytolytic assay and limiting-dilution analysis to estimate CTL frequency. By these criteria, no obvious differences emerged, and the responses appeared comparable at the site of inflammatory process, despite differences in the number of clonal progenitors. Experiments with radiation chimeras showed ..

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