Characterization of the CD8 + CD45R + (2H4+) suppressor effector cell

C. Morimoto, T. Takeuchi, S. F. Schlossman

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Abstract

In the present study, we have investigated the molecular basis for immunoregulatory function of CD8 cells after autologous mixed lymphocyte reaction (AMLR) activation. We demonstrated that the CD8+CD45R+ but not the CD8+CD45R- subset of cells was a subpopulation, with the majority of suppressor activity after AMLR activation. In contrast, cytotoxic activity against alloantigens resided in both the CD8+CD45R+ and CD8+CD45R- subsets of cells. Importantly, the treatment of AMLR-activated CD8 cells with anti-CD45R antibody or anti-CD3 antibody abolished the suppressor function of these cells, which contrasts with earlier studies showing that treatment of AMLR activated CD4 suppressor inducer cells could be blocked with anti-CD45R but not with anti-CD3 antibody. The results suggest that the CD45R antigen as well as the CD3-T cell receptor (TCR) complex have an important role in the suppressor function of AMLR-activated cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S3-S7
JournalClinical and experimental rheumatology
Volume7
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
Publication statusPublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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