Two T lymphocyte subpopulations isolated from human peripheral blood following 'in vitro' treatment with adenosine

H. Bessler, M. Djaldetti, B. Kupfer, C. Moroz

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Abstract

Incubation of human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) with adenosine resulted in a decrease in the level of E-rosette forming cells (ERFC). Isolated ERFC rerosetted with sheep erythrocytes in the presence of adenosine yielded two T lymphocyte subpopulations: a major one, rosetting or 'E(R)' and a minor one, non-rosetting or 'E(S)' T cells. Characterization of the two isolated subpopulations revealed that both E(R) and E(S) cells were positive for human T lymphocyte antigen. However, in contrast to E(R) cells, E(S) cells had low rosetting capacity, high spontaneous thymidine incorporation and low phytohemagglutinin proliferative response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-71
Number of pages6
JournalBiomedicine
Volume32
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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