Hematopoietic progenitor cells
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Summary A panel of alloindifferent monoclonal antibodies (MAB's) was used in complement-dependent lysis to characterize human myeloid, erythroid and multipotential progenitors (CFU-GM, BFU-E, CFU-GEMM) for their expression of MHC class II HLA-DR, -DP, and -DQ products. 7–16 donors were tested in each system. MAB Tü 34, detecting DR products, caused reduction of CFU-GM by a mean of 89%, whereas BFU-E and CFU-GEMM were reduced by 67% and 66% respectively. 35% of CFU-GM, 27% of BFU-E and 32% of CFU-GEMM were lysed by MAB B7/21, recognizing HLA-DP determinants, while Tü 22, binding HLA-DQ antigens, lysed 32% only of CFU-GM and did not lyse the other progenitors. Employing the “broad” MAB Tü 39, which binds at least DR and DP, inhibition of colony formation by CFU-GM was generally greater than that caused by Tü 34 alone or even by combinations of Tü 34, Tü 22, and B7/21. This suggests that there may be a subset of DR−, DP−, DQ− hematopoietic progenitors, which nonetheless bind MAB Tü 39, previously proposed as a candidate for the recognition of novel class II antigens.
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