Shibani, Mitra K and Shaila, MS and Karande, Anjali and Nayak, Rabindranath (2002) Idiotype and anti-idiotype specific T cell responses on transplantation with hybridomas reactive to viral hemagglutinin and human tumor antigen. In: Immunology Letters, 80 (2). pp. 81-87.
B cell hybridomas expressing class I and II MHC molecules and producing antibodies directed against hemagglutinin protein of Rinderpest virus and human Mucin-1 have been used as surrogate B cells to study T cell responses against the antigens. The observed CTL and lymphoproliferative response indicates that anti-idiotypic B cells termed Jerne cells stimulate both T helper and T cytotoxic cells by virtue of their ability to present recycled or regurgitated peptido-mimics of antigen to T helper cells through class II MHC and de novo synthesized peptido-mimics of antigens to CTLs. Thus, T cell memory response can be perpetuated by anti-idiotypic Jerne B cells and these findings lend support to the earlier proposed relay hypothesis for perpetuation of immunological memory (IM).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science B.V.|
|Keywords:||Idiotype;Immunological memory;T cell responses;Relay hypothesis|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
|Date Deposited:||03 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:40|
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