Specificity of OKT4+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte clones

A. M. Krensky, C. Clayberger, C. S. Reiss, J. L. Strominger, S. J. Burakoff

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OKT4+, HLA-DR-specific CTL were cloned by limiting dilution, and two clones were evaluated. One clone, B8, specifically recognized DR6 antigens, whereas another clone, C6, recognized an Ia-like determinant on some DR 3, 5, and 6 target cells. Both clones were OKT3+, OKT4+ and OKT8-, and their cytolysis could be blocked by OKT3 and OKT4, but not OKT8, antibodies. A panel of monoclonal antibodies that recognize DR molecules blocked target cell recognition by these OKT4+ CTL. Although clone B8 recognized a DR6-specific determinant, clone C6 appeared to recognize a supratypic determinant that may be common to some DR molecules (e.g., MT2) or possibly another human Ia-like antigen (e.g. SB). The availability of OKT4+ CTL clones should help to dissect the Ia-like antigens recognized by human T cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2001-2003
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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