Falk, Werner and Hoegen, I. von and Krammer, P.H.
Activation of T cells by interleukin 1 involves internalization of interleukin 1.
Lymphokine research 8 (3), pp. 263-268.
The cytokine interleukin-1 plays an important role in the induction of IL-2 secretion and IL-2 receptor expression. The events that follow binding of IL-1 to its receptor are not known. We found that in a purified T cell population (comprising the Lyt2- and L3T4- T cells) IL-1 in the absence of antigen or mitogen induced strong proliferation and de novo expression of IL-2R light chain mRNA. This was accompanied by high affinity IL-2 binding. Production of IL-2 or IL-2 mRNA was not detected under these conditions. As a model system for IL-1 action two EL4 subclones were isolated. EL4 5D3 responded to IL-1 by augmentation of PMA induced IL-2 secretion and IL-2R expression. EL4D6/76 bound IL-1 with the same affinity but did not respond. We found that this line was unable to internalize surface bound IL-1. The finding suggests that in T cells internalization of IL-1 is required for its activity.
|Institutions:|| Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin I|
|Biological Transport, Active||MESH|
|Subjects:||600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2010 04:59|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2011 22:34|