Utilizing the fluorescence-activated cell sorter (FACS) and washed murine antibody-antigen complexes formed in antibody excess, we have demonstrated the presence of the Fc receptor on the surface of a distinct subpopulation of murine T lymphocytes. No differences in intensity of labeling with the complexes was observed when the Fc+ T lymphocytes were compared with Fc+ B lymphocytes. The majority of Fc+ T lymphocytes are small lymphocytes determined by light-scattering characteristics on the FACS. Separating Fc+ from Fc- T lymphocytes from spleens of mice primed 1 wk or 1 mo previously with keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) revealed that the T cells capable of cooperating with DNP-KLH primed B cells to give an adoptive anti-DNP PFC response do not bear the Fc receptor.
The Fc receptor on thymus-derived lymphocytes. I. Detection of a subpopulation of murine T lymphocytes bearing the Fc receptor.
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R D Stout, L A Herzenberg; The Fc receptor on thymus-derived lymphocytes. I. Detection of a subpopulation of murine T lymphocytes bearing the Fc receptor.. J Exp Med 1 September 1975; 142 (3): 611–621. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.142.3.611
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