A human leukemia cell with both B and T cell surface receptors.


Journal Article

Bone-marrow-derived (B) and thymus-derived (T) lymphocytes can be distinguished by the presence of a number of receptors and differentiation antigens. The presence of these markers has facilitated the identification and characterization of the mononuclear cells in a number of animal and human lymphoid malignancies. We describe here the immunological properties of human leukemia cells that are highly unusual, since they simultaneously bear the receptor for sheep erythrocytes characteristic of human T lymphocytes and the receptor for antigen-antibody-complement complexes characteristic of human B lymphocytes. A small number (about 2%) of normal human lymphocytes bearing both of these receptors was also identified.

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Cited Authors

  • Shevach, E; Edelson, R; Frank, M; Lutzner, M; Green, I

Published Date

  • March 1, 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 863 - 866

PubMed ID

  • 4274561

Pubmed Central ID

  • 4274561

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.71.3.863


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States