Association of glycosylation-inhibiting factor with plasma membranes of T suppressor cell hybridomas

M. Iwata, K. Katamura, A. Mori, K. Yamagushi, H. Grey, K. Ishizaka

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The glycosylation inhibiting factor (GIF) was detected in EGTA extracts of the OVA-specific Ts cell hybridoma, 231F1 cells and 71B4 cells, which constitutively secrete GIF. The lymphokine in both culture supernatants and EGTA extracts failed to bind to OVA-Sepharose. Association of GIF with the plasma membrane was confirmed by surface labeling of the 231F1 cells with 125I. The major species of GIF in the extract was 14.4-kDa peptide as determined by SDS-PAGE, and was identical to that detected in culture supernatants. Pretreatment of the cells with monoclonal anti-GIF switched the cells from the formation of unglycosylated IgE-BF to the formation of glycosylated IgE-BF, indicating that the membrane-associated GIF is involved in the determination of the nature of IgE-binding factor during their biosynthesis. When the hybridoma was stimulated with OVA-pulsed APC, EGTA extracts of the cells contained GIF having affinity for OVA. The binding of the OVA-binding GIF in the EGTA extracts to OVA-Sepharose was inhibited by a synthetic peptide, which corresponds to amino acid residues 307-317 in the OVA molecule and represents the epitope recognized by TCR on the cells. The OVA-binding GIF in the extracts bound to the monoclonal anti-TCR-α chain, H-28-710 and the mAb 14-12, which is specific for the Ag-binding chain of effector type suppressor factor, and suppressed the in vivo antibody response of BDF1 mice to DNP-OVA in a carrier-specific manner. Evidence was obtained that indicated that the Ag-binding chain was associated with nonspecific GIF chain on the cell surface of the Ag-stimulated cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3578-3588
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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