著作: [山﨑 哲男]/Arase H/Ono S/Ohno H/Watanabe H/Saito T/A shift from negative to positive selection of autoreactive T cells by the reduced level of TCR signal in TCR-transgenic CD3 zeta-deficient mice./[The Journal of Immunology]
(英) A shift from negative to positive selection of autoreactive T cells by the reduced level of TCR signal in TCR-transgenic CD3 zeta-deficient mice.
(英) T cell selection is thought to be determined through the interaction between TCR and Ag/MHC. However, the contribution of the level of TCR signal to thymic selection remains unclear. To address this issue, we analyzed T cell selection of male Ag (HY)-specific TCR transgenic (HYTg) mice crossed with CD3 zeta-deficient (zeta KO) mice (HYTg/zeta KO), which have impaired signaling through TCR. In male HYTg/zeta KO mice, the number of thymocytes was comparable to that in normal mice, and almost all the peripheral T cells were HY specific, although these positively selected cells were anergic to male Ag. From these observations, the decrease in TCR signaling by CD3 zeta deficiency resulted in both the avoidance of negative selection and the acquisition of positive selection of autoreactive T cells in male HYTg/zeta KO mice. There was a shift of T cell selection from positive to no selection of HY-specific T cells in female HYTg/zeta KO mice also. Collectively, these findings suggest that the level of TCR signal directly regulates T cell selection; furthermore, the findings have integrated the models of T cell selection into a concept based on the quantity of TCR signal.
The Journal of Immunology([The American Association of Immunologists])
|年月日||必須||1997年 2月 15日|