T cell co-stimulation/anergy

Dr. Colin R.A. Hewitt crah1 at leicester.ac.uk
Tue Jan 25 06:21:22 EST 1994


Date:          25 Jan 1994 03:14:53 -0000
From:          dexper at wrair-emh1.army.mil
Reply-to:      dexper at wrair-emh1.army.mil
To:            "bionet.immunology mail newsgroup" <bionet-news at daresbury.ac.uk>
Subject:       Re: Something unknowable in immunology? Simple logic?

dexper at wrair-emh1.army.mil writes:

>According to Liu and Janeway (PNAS 89:3845 1992), the antigens
>and the costimulatory molecules must be on the same cell for clonal expansion
>of T cells, which explains why tissues can express autoantigens and contain
>active antigen-presenting cells without inducing autoimmunity. 

Harding et al (Nature, p607, 356, 1992) used plastic coated anti CD3 as an "antigen"
and LPS blasts as providers of costimulation to induce T cell activation. These 
signals are effectively on "different cells", how does this square with the need for the 
two signals on the same cell??


Dr. Colin R.A. Hewitt
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