Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Yueh-hsiu Chien

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  • THE NATURE OF MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX RECOGNITION BY GAMMA-DELTA-T-CELLS CELL SCHILD, H., Mavaddat, N., Litzenberger, C., Ehrich, E. W., DAVIS, M. M., Bluestone, J. A., Matis, L., Draper, R. K., Chien, Y. H. 1994; 76 (1): 29-37


    Despite intensive efforts, the general rules for gamma delta T cell recognition remain undefined. Here, we take advantage of the detailed knowledge of the molecular structure and biosynthetic pathways of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules to analyze the recognition properties of the gamma delta T cell clones LBK5 (specific for the class II MHC, IEk) and G8 (specific for the nonclassical class I MHC, TL10b). We find that the activation of these clones requires neither class I nor class II antigen-processing and that peptides do not confer specificity. Epitope mapping also shows that the topology of gamma delta T cell receptor interaction with the MHC is distinct from that of alpha beta T cells. These results suggest that the molecular nature of gamma delta T cell recognition is fundamentally different than that of alpha beta T cells.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1994MR49500004

    View details for PubMedID 8287478

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