Levels of peripheral T cell tolerance induced by different doses of tolerogen

Iris Ferber, Günther Schönrich, Johannes Schenkel, Andrew L. Mellor, Günter J. Hämmerling, Bernd Arnold

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Abstract

Antigen-specific immunosuppression requires an understanding of the parameters that control peripheral T cell tolerance. A liver-specific inducible promoter was used to drive the expression of the major histocompatibility complex antigen Kb in transgenic mice. Minute amounts of Kb, expressed exclusively on hepatocytes, induced tolerance by partial down-regulation of the T cell receptor (TCR) on the self-reactive CD8+ cells. Contact of these tolerant T cells with high concentrations of Kb after induction led to complete down-regulation of TCR. Thus, tolerant T cells are susceptible to further tolerogenic signals and reach different levels of tolerance depending on antigen dose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)674-676
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume263
Issue number5147
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 4 1994

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T-Cell Antigen Receptor
T-Lymphocytes
Down-Regulation
Antigens
Histocompatibility Antigens
Major Histocompatibility Complex
Immunosuppression
Transgenic Mice
Hepatocytes
Liver
Tolerogen

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Ferber, I., Schönrich, G., Schenkel, J., Mellor, A. L., Hämmerling, G. J., & Arnold, B. (1994). Levels of peripheral T cell tolerance induced by different doses of tolerogen. Science, 263(5147), 674-676. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.8303275

Levels of peripheral T cell tolerance induced by different doses of tolerogen. / Ferber, Iris; Schönrich, Günther; Schenkel, Johannes; Mellor, Andrew L.; Hämmerling, Günter J.; Arnold, Bernd.

In: Science, Vol. 263, No. 5147, 04.02.1994, p. 674-676.

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Ferber, I, Schönrich, G, Schenkel, J, Mellor, AL, Hämmerling, GJ & Arnold, B 1994, 'Levels of peripheral T cell tolerance induced by different doses of tolerogen', Science, vol. 263, no. 5147, pp. 674-676. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.8303275
Ferber I, Schönrich G, Schenkel J, Mellor AL, Hämmerling GJ, Arnold B. Levels of peripheral T cell tolerance induced by different doses of tolerogen. Science. 1994 Feb 4;263(5147):674-676. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.8303275
Ferber, Iris ; Schönrich, Günther ; Schenkel, Johannes ; Mellor, Andrew L. ; Hämmerling, Günter J. ; Arnold, Bernd. / Levels of peripheral T cell tolerance induced by different doses of tolerogen. In: Science. 1994 ; Vol. 263, No. 5147. pp. 674-676.
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