A multimeric form of soluble recombinant sheep LFA-3 (CD58) inhibits human T-cell proliferation.
K Yamashita, CR Parish, HS Warren, LC Harrison
Immunology | Published : 1997
The rosetting of T cells by sheep erythrocytes is mediated through the interaction of the CD2 molecule on T cells with T11TS, a molecule on sheep erythrocytes homologous to lymphocyte function-associated antigen-3 (LFA-3, CD58). We cloned a T11TS cDNA from sheep leucocyte mRNA which encodes a soluble molecule comprising the distal D1 and the D2 extracellular domains, but not the transmembrane domain. cDNA for this soluble D1 + D2 form of sheep LFA-3 (sLFA-3) was expressed in Escherichia coli and the properties of the purified recombinant protein were assessed by inhibition of T-cell rosette formation. sLFA-3 inhibited rosette formation, but its activity was low, 50% inhibition occurring at 2..View full abstract