CD8 clones (+ mycobacteria)

Thu Nov 10 11:06:11 EST 1994

The discussion recently has been on CD8 lines, and their possible
role in TB (see Rachel's recent post-from Barry Bloom's lab).
The problem is that CD8 clones grow very slowly, and are harder to
maintain than CD4+ clones.

Q1: Does anyone know any cloning conditions which would enhance CD8
growth (I believe that IL-7 has been used in viral system, eg.

Q2: Even with T-T hybridomas, the problem was lack of stability of
CD8+ hybridomas-is this still the case?

Q3: Does Rachel Teitelbaum have CD8+ mycobacteria-reactive clones??
Or anyone else??

I would be very interested to hear from people about these questions.

Stanley Ress
Clinical Immunology laboratory
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Groote Schuur Hospital and UCT
Cape Town, 7925
South Africa

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