How many T cells in a mouse?
Peritt_d at a1.mscf.upenn.edu
Tue Jan 10 13:55:51 EST 1995
Subject: How many T cells in a mouse?
Date: 10 Jan 95 22:13:38 +1100
In article <1995Jan10.221338.1 at cc.newcastle.edu.au> ,
mdcabl at cc.newcastle.edu.au writes:
>If anyone has even a clue as to where to find this tidbit of info if not
>answer itself PLEASE let me know. I need this information desparately.
>How many TOTAL T cells are there in a mouse? Of course, any extra
>like how many T cells in a mouse are directed at the same epitope would
>a great help.
>I have seen the combinatorial data on B cells relating to antibodies
>(10x8 antibody specificities) but nothing on T cells except the fact
>of course have less diversity. I don't know where to start looking for
>weird fact. I don't actually want to have to put a mouse in a blender.
>Thanks in advance,
>Dept. of Pathology
>Univ. of Newcastle
>mdcabl at cc.newcastle.edu.au
Do you need to know the number of T cells in an average mouse (very
approximate 10*10) or do you want to know number of theoretical
recombinations (10*15 Davies/Bjorkman 1988 Science review)?
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