Distinct biochemical features of interferon gamma receptors on human T lymphocytes

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  • Recombinant human gamma interferon (IFNgg) was used to study IFNγ receptors (IFNγ-R) on human CD4+ and CD8+ peripheral blood T lymphocytes. When cell-bound 125I-IFNγ was cross-linked by disuccinimidyl suberate, the receptor-ligand complex migrated under nonreducing conditions as major bands of 155 kD and 90 kD and a minor band of 65-70 kD. Under reducing conditions, only the 90 and 65 kD complexes were found; the 155 kD band was not seen. In contrast, complexes from WISH and Raji human lines exhibited a single band of a 125 kD under both reducing and nonreducing conditions. The molecular pattern of the receptor ligand complex on WISH cells was not altered when these cells were mixed with T lymphocytes during the extraction procedure. The results suggest that the IFNγ receptor on T lymphocytes differs from those previously described. © 1991.
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  • ElMasry MN; Cook RG; Rich RR
  • Start Page

  • 553
  • End Page

  • 557
  • Volume

  • 28
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  • 4-5