Journal article

Human gamma delta T cells recognize CD1b by two distinct mechanisms

Josephine F Reijneveld, Tonatiuh A Ocampo, Adam Shahine, Benjamin S Gully, Pierre Vantourout, Adrian C Hayday, Jamie Rossjohn, D Branch Moody, Ildiko Van Rhijn

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2020


γδ T cells form an abundant part of the human cellular immune system, where they respond to tissue damage, infection, and cancer. The spectrum of known molecular targets recognized by Vδ1-expressing γδ T cells is becoming increasingly diverse. Here we describe human γδ T cells that recognize CD1b, a lipid antigen-presenting molecule, which is inducibly expressed on monocytes and dendritic cells. Using CD1b tetramers to study multiple donors, we found that many CD1b-specific γδ T cells use Vδ1. Despite their common use of Vδ1, three CD1b-specific γδ T cell receptors (TCRs) showed clear differences in the surface of CD1b recognized, the requirement for lipid antigens, and corecognition of butr..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the NIH (Grants AI049313, AR048632) and the Australian Research Council (Grant CE140100011). A.C.H. and P.V. were supported by Wellcome Trust Investigator Award 106292/Z/14/Z. J.R. is supported by an Australian Research Council Laureate fellowship. The CD1a and CD1b monomers were made available by the NIH Tetramer Core Facility.