Differentiation of human T lymphocytes: II. Phenotypic difference in skin and blood malignant T-cells in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The cell surface antigen phenotype of circulating and skin malignant T-cells in patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma were studied. The mature T-cell antigen phenotype of the malignant T-cells was identical for circulating and skin malignant T-cells. In contrast, skin malignant T-cells expressed the immature human T-cell antigen Thy-1, surface membrane transferrin receptors, and Ia-like determinants while circulating malignant T-cells did not express these antigens. Skin infiltrating T-cells in benign dermatoses also expressed Thy-1 and Ia-like determinants. These observations support the notion that the skin is a major site of extrathymic T-cell differentiation and may promote phenotypic changes in circulating T-cells that home to skin.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haynes, BF; Hensley, LL; Jegasothy, BV

Published Date

  • April 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 323 - 326

PubMed ID

  • 6121832

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-202X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/1523-1747.ep12507406


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States