IgE-binding factors from mouse T lymphocytes. I. Formation of IgE-binding factors by stimulation with homologous IgE and interferon

T. Uede, K. Sandberg, B. R. Bloom, K. Ishizaka

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Incubation of normal mouse spleen cells with homologous IgE resulted in the formation of soluble factors that inhibited rosette formation of mouse FcεR+ cells with IgE-coated ox erythrocytes. The soluble factors could be adsorbed with mouse or rat IgE coupled to Sepharose and recovered from the beads by acid elution. However, the factors had no affinity for either human IgE or mouse IgG. The IgE-binding factors were derived from T cells. Production of the factors required Lyt1+ T cells and FcγR+ cells, which suggests that the factors are derived from FcγR+ Lyt 1+ T cells. The molecular size of Ige-binding factors was approximately 15,000 daltons. When IgE-binding factors were formed by BALB/c spleen cells, nearly one-half of the factors had affinity for lentil lectin, and the remaining half of the factors failed to bind to the lectin. The proportion of the two species of IgE-binding factors differed depending on mouse strains. The majority of the factors formed by B6D2F1 spleen cells had affinity for lentil lectin, but those formed by SJL spleen cells failed to bind to the lectin. The IgE-binding factors were also induced by incubation of normal spleen cells with polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (pI:pC). The nucleotide stimulated splenic adherent cells to form 'inducers' of IgE-binding factors, which in turn induced normal lymphocytes to form IgE-binding factors. The inducers of IgE-binding factors were inactivated (or neutralized) by antibodies specific for mouse Type I interferon. It was also found that purified mouse β interferon could induce the formation of IgE-binding factors. IgE-binding factors induced by pI:pC consisted of two different molecules: one had a m.w. of 15,000 daltons, and another had a m.w. of between 40,000 and 60,000 daltons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)649-654
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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