Murine Macrophage Cell Line AP284 Presents Antigen to Cloned MT4+, Lyt-2 T Cells in vitro and in vivo

Ina S. Klasen*, Johannes P. de Jong, Jane S.A. Voerman, Renée M.T. Ladestein, Pieter J.M. Leenen, Robbert Benner

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Abstract

A murine macrophage cell line AP284 that appeared to be mature in phenotype was isolated. After repeated cloning, the cell line expressed the markers Mac-1, Mac-2, Mac-3, 2.4G2, F4/80 as well as Ia antigens. Moreover, it was positive for the enzymes nonspecific esterase and acid phosphatase, negative for alkaline phosphatase and was able to phagocytize latex beads. We studied whether this cell line was able to present antigen to cloned MT4+, Lyt-2 T cells specific for methylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) or ovalbumin (OVA). The in vitro proliferative response of the cloned T cells specific for mBSA or OVA was found to be effectively supported by AP284. This proliferation could be blocked by monoclonal antibodies against Ia determinants. AP284 also effectively presented antigen in vivo as was shown in a foot swelling assay measuring delayed type hypersensitivity (DTH) to mBSA caused by specific cloned T cells with the helper phenotype. This offers a unique model system for studying the process of antigen presentation in which both the antigen presenting cells and the T cells are monoclonal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-274
Number of pages14
JournalImmunobiology
Volume178
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1988

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