Lymphocytes bearing Fc recpeotrs for IgE. IV. Formation of IgE-binding factor by rat T lymphocytes

J. Yodoi, K. Ishizaka

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Culture of mesenteric lymph node cells from rats infected with Nippostrongylus brasiliensis resulted in the release of a soluble factor (IgE-binding factor) that can inhibit rosette formation of FcεR(+) lymphocytes with IgE-coated red cells. The factor is specifically absorbed with IgE-coated Sepharose. It has a m.w. of between 10,000 and 20,000. The major source of IgE-binding factor appears to be FcεR(+) T cells. The formation of IgE-binding factor by the lymphocytes was enhanced by IgE added to the culture medium. Evidence was obtained that FcεR(+) cells are involved in the induction of IgE-induced factor formation. Normal rat lymphocytes cultured alone failed to release IgE-binding factor, but incubation of normal lymphocytes with rat IgE resulted in the formation of IgE-binding factor and an increase in the proportion of FcεR(+) cells. It was also found that normal T cells formed the soluble factor upon incubation with IgE. In the induction of factor formation by normal lymphocytes, FcγR(+) cells are essential; an FcγR-depleted fraction failed to form IgE-binding factor upon incubation with IgE. The results suggest that interaction of IgE with FcεR(+) T cells and FcγR(+) T cells induces the formation of IgE-binding factor(s).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1322-1329
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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