We have derived a Ly-1+, 2-3- T cell clone that is specific for autologous I-A on activated but not on resting cells. After activation, this clone produces factors that induce purified (B + adherent) cells to secrete antibody in response to sheep red blood cells and type 2 T-independent antigens. Regulation of plaque-forming cell responses by this clone is dose dependent: low numbers enhance the plaque-forming cell response, whereas high numbers suppress the response. The inhibition observed with high doses is associated with cytolysis of I-A+ cells, and this can be blocked by the addition of anti-I-A antibodies. The physiologic significance of this novel cell type in regulating immune responses is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy