Immunochemical proof that a novel rearranging gene encodes the T cell receptor delta subunit.


Journal Article

The T cell receptor (TCR) delta protein is expressed as part of a heterodimer with TCR gamma, in association with the CD3 polypeptides on a subset of functional peripheral blood T lymphocytes, thymocytes, and certain leukemic T cell lines. A monoclonal antibody directed against TCR delta was produced that binds specifically to the surface of several TCR gamma delta cell lines and immunoprecipitates the TCR gamma delta as a heterodimer from Triton X-100 detergent lysates and also immunoprecipitates the TCR delta subunit alone after chain separation. A candidate human TCR delta complementary DNA clone (IDP2 O-240/38), reported in a companion paper, was isolated by the subtractive library approach from a TCR gamma delta cell line. This complementary DNA clone was used to direct the synthesis of a polypeptide that is specifically recognized by the monoclonal antibody to TCR delta. This complementary DNA clone thus corresponds to the gene that encodes the TCR delta subunit.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Band, H; Hochstenbach, F; McLean, J; Hata, S; Krangel, MS; Brenner, MB

Published Date

  • October 30, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 238 / 4827

Start / End Page

  • 682 - 684

PubMed ID

  • 3672118

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3672118

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.3672118


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States