Isolation of P2 protein-reactive T-cell lines from human blood

J. Burns, L. J. Krasner, A. Rostami, David E Pleasure

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Human T-cell lines reactive with the peripheral nerve myelin protein, P2 protein, were isolated from the peripheral blood of 4 normal persons and 1 patient with Guillain-Barre syndrome. These predominantly helper phenotype T-cell lines were isolated and maintained in vitro by antigen stimulation followed by culture with interleukin 2. Myelin basic protein-reactive T cells were also isolated in parallel from the same subjects as antigen specificity controls. T cells recognizing myelin basic protein did not respond to P2 protein, nor did P2-reactive cells respond to myelin basic protein. These findings suggest that a potential for autoimmune reactivity with peripheral nervous system myelin antigens may exist for both normal persons and some patients with neurological disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-393
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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  • Neuroscience(all)


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