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Type: Journal article
Title: Induction of T cell responses to the invariant chain derived peptide CLIP in mice immunized with the group 1 allergen of house dust mite
Author: Kristensen, N.
Hoyne, G.
Hayball, J.
Hetzel, C.
Bourne, T.
Lamb, J.
Citation: International Immunology, 1996; 8(7):1091-1098
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS UNITED KINGDOM
Issue Date: 1996
ISSN: 0953-8178
1460-2377
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Nanna M. Kristensen, Gerard F. Hoyne, John D. Hayball, Charlotte Hetzel, Timothy Bourne and Jonathan R. Lamb
Abstract: In this study we demonstrate that immunization of H-2(b) mice with the allergen Der p 1 induces MHC class II restricted T cells that proliferate to residues 15-29 of Der p 1 (p15-29) and to the murine MHC class II-associated invariant chain derived peptide (CLIP). T cells from naive H-2(b) mice and those immunized with murine CLIP fail to respond to either CLIP or p15-29. T cell lines and clones reactive with p15-29 strongly proliferate in response to splenic antigen-presenting cells (APC) from normal H-2(b) mice but show reduced proliferation to APC from invariant chain deficient mice. Furthermore, T cells isolated from Der p 1 primed mice and expanded on H-2(b) spleen cells in the absence of the p15-29 epitope retained specificity for both p15-29 and CLIP, suggesting that naturally presented self components can act as mimetic peptides and may maintain T cell memory to foreign antigens.
Keywords: T-Lymphocytes; Cells, Cultured; Animals; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Humans; Mice; Mites; Glycoproteins; Antigens, CD; Antigens, Differentiation, B-Lymphocyte; Allergens; Antigens, Dermatophagoides; H-2 Antigens; Histocompatibility Antigens Class II; Vaccination; Lymphocyte Activation; Cross Reactions; Amino Acid Sequence; Sequence Homology, Amino Acid; Molecular Sequence Data; Female
RMID: 0030004213
DOI: 10.1093/intimm/8.7.1091
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