This study reports on the functional characteristics of a bovine T-cell differentiation antigen recognized by the monoclonal antibody (mAb) 8C11. This mAb has previously been found to react with a 67-kD molecule shared by thymocytes and peripheral blood T cells and to be undetectable on the B cells of healthy animals. This antigen is also largely expressed on the B cells from bovine leukemia virus-infected animals. Molecules with a similar cell distribution have been described in other species (mouse, human, rat and sheep), and were termed CD5 molecules. In order to confirm the CD5-like nature of the target molecule recognized by 8C11, functional T-cell assays were carried out. We report here that this mAb, like its human and murine homologues, enhances the proliferative responses of T cells to mitogens or alloantigens but does not directly stimulate T-cell division. Moreover, we have shown an enhancing effect of this 8C11 mAb on bovine interleukin-2 production by concanavalin A-stimulated bovine peripheral blood mononuclear cells.
|Pages (de - à)||249-57|
|Nombre de pages||9|
|journal||Veterinary immunology and immunopathology|
|Numéro de publication||3|
|Etat de la publication||Publié - 1990|