Advances in Immunology, Vol. 61 by Frank J. Dixon

By Frank J. Dixon

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1995a). , 1993; Valentine and Licciardi, 1992). , 1995). 2. , 1989). , 1992b). Certain soluble anti-CD40 antibodies, soluble trimeric forms of CD40-L, and soluble CD8-CD40-L chimeric proteins can also induce DNA replication of B cells. , 1991). B cell clones of several hundred cells can be obtained under these conditions. , 1993). , 1994). , 1992, 1995). IL-10 appears to be almost as efficient as IL-4 during the first week of culture but proliferation slows down thereafter. The combination of IL-4 and IL-10 results in additive proliferation.

This would give antigen-triggered R cells a survival advantage compared to nonantigen-triggered B cells that may interact with the activated T cells in a noncognate fashion. (ii) Centrocytes display low-affinityantigen receptors against immunizing antigens (“B low” in Fig. 11B). Such cells will receive no signals either from their BCR or from their CD40 antigen, as no antigen-specific T cell will be encountered. We propose that these B cells will be eliminated by entering into apoptosis either spontaneously or following noncognate interaction with activated T cells.

1994b), thus indicating the presence of a positive activation loop involving the B celVAPC CD40 and the T cell CD28. 2. Fas-Fas-L Pathway The interaction of Fas with Fas-L plays a pivotal role in the elimination of both T and B lymphocytes via apoptosis (Nagata and Golstein, 1995). , 1993), it is absent on naive B cells and only weakly expressed on memory B cells. , 1995). , 1995). , 1995), probably next to CD40-L, the delayed induction of apoptosis by Fas ligation might represent a way to limit the size of a specific B cell clone that is generated during T-B interactions.

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