Role of self carriers in the immune response and tolerance. V. Reversal of trinitrophenyl-modified self suppression of the B-cell response by blocking of H-2 antigens

J. J. Jandinski, J. Li, P. J. Wettstein, J. A. Frelinger, D. W. Scott

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Abstract

Trinitrophenylated syngeneic spleen cells (TNP-SC) are potent tolerogens of the anti-TNP plaque-forming cell (PFC) response in vivo and in vitro. This unresponsive state requires T cells for both its induction and maintenance. Because H-2K/D-restricted cytotoxic T cells are also induced by exposure to TNP-SC, the authors determined the role(s) of histocompatibility antigens (K, I, and D) in the suppression of the PFC response by TNP-SC. They treated syngeneic TNP-modified stimulator cells with antiserum directed at K-, I-, or D-region determinants and found that blocking of H-2K or D antigens on TNP-SC transformed these tolerogens into immunogens capable of eliciting an anti-TNP PFC response in the absence of extrinsic immunogens like TNP-polymerized flagellin. In H-2(k) or H-2(a(k/d)) mice, only H-2K(k) needs to be blocked on the stimulator cells, whereas H-2K or D recognition was apparent in B10.A(4R) mice. These observations indicate that suppression of the PFC response by TNP-SC shows the same restriction in recognition as does the cytotoxic T-cell response. Furthermore, the authors' results suggest that TNP-I-A is recognized by the helper cells in this system as the intrinsic antigen. When both TNP-K and TNP-I-A are present and available on the same stimulator cell, suppression (via modified K recognition) is dominant over help.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Experimental Medicine
Volume151
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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