Activation of human B lymphocytes. XIV. Characterization of the precursor of the pokeweed mitogen-induced anti-sheep red blood cell plaque-forming cell.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The precursor of the pokeweed mitogen (PWM)-induced anti-sheep red blood cell (SRBC) plaque-forming cell (PFC) in human peripheral blood was characterized. By a variety of purification procedures, it was demonstrated to be a lymphocyte with surface characteristics of a B cell. Furthermore, it was demonstrated to bind to sheep erythrocytes (E) and thus segregated with the E-rosetting T cells when T cell enrichment was performed by differential fractionation of E-rosetting cells. This binding of the PFC precursor to E was blocked by pretreating the lymphocyte with anti-human Ig before E rosetting, indicating that the PFC precursor specifically bound to SRBC by a surface Ig molecule with binding specificity for sheep red blood cell determinants. Hence, the precursor of the PWM-triggered anti-SRBC PFC is a B lymphocyte with surface Ig expressing specificity for SRBC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dimitriu, A; Haynes, BF; Fauci, AS

Published Date

  • August 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 123 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 890 - 895

PubMed ID

  • 379220

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1767


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States