Presentation of antigen by B cell subsets. V. Effect of interleukin 7 (IL-7) and interleukin 10 (IL-10) on phenotype and antigen presenting function of immature B cells

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  • In this communication we demonstrate that B cells from CBA/N mice with x chromosome-linked immunodeficiency and B cells from newborn mice, that have very limited ability to present antigen to antigen-specific T cell lines, acquire this function following preincubation with IL-7 or IL-10. These interleukins do not affect the antigen presenting function of B cells from normal, adult CBA mice. Incubation of B cells from xid and newborn mice with IL-7 or IL-10 but not with IL-2 induces expression of Lyb-5 marker on these cells. The study shows that the property of IL-7 and IL-10 to induce antigen presenting cell (APC) activity in immature B cells is associated with appearance of Lyb-5 antigen on these cells.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Zimecki M; Kapp JA
  • Start Page

  • 253
  • End Page

  • 257
  • Volume

  • 43
  • Issue

  • 5-6