BSF-1 prepares resting BALB/c, DBA/2, and BDF1 B cells to enter S phase more promptly in response to subsequent culture with anti-IgM-based stimulants. It prepares DBA/2 and BDF1 B cells to respond to LPS, but its preparative effect for LPS responses of BALB/c B cells is both inconstant and meager. Preparation mediated by BSF-1 requires extended contact of B cells with the stimulant for full effect. Half-maximal preparation requires approximately 12 h of contact, as judged by delayed addition of BSF-1 or by inhibition of BSF-1 action with anti-BSF-1 mAbs. BSF-1 preparative action on resting DBA/2 B cells is mimicked by anti-Lyb-2.1 antibody. B cell blasts prepared by culture with BSF-1 and anti-IgM show modest responses to high concentrations of BSF-1; large B cells directly isolated from the spleen are not stimulated to enter S phase by BSF-1. These results lead us to conclude that BSF-1 functions principally as an activation factor for resting B cells.
B cell stimulatory factor 1 (BSF-1) prepares resting B cells to enter S phase in response to anti-IgM and lipopolysaccharide.
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E M Rabin, J J Mond, J Ohara, W E Paul; B cell stimulatory factor 1 (BSF-1) prepares resting B cells to enter S phase in response to anti-IgM and lipopolysaccharide.. J Exp Med 1 August 1986; 164 (2): 517–531. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.164.2.517
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