The functional capacity of human T cells to passively transfer delayed hypersensitivity (DH) was analysed in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice. The tissue distribution of human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) was analysed by (51)chromium labelling 1 and 24 h after intravenous cell injection. Labelled PBL from purified protein derivative (PPD)-positive healthy individuals mainly localize in the spleen, liver and lungs, with no arrival in the peripheral lymphoid organs and at the site of antigen challenge (footpad), According to such defective distribution, human PPD-immune cells failed to passively transfer PPD-specific DH to SCID recipients when cells were injected either intravenously or intraperitoneally (systemic transfer). On the contrary, PPD-immune cells were able to transfer DH to PPD when injected directly into the footpad (local transfer). Both memory (CD45RA(-)) and naive (CD45RA(+)) enriched subsets were equally able to transfer local DH. The long-term reconstitution of the human immune system in SCID mice was analysed after intraperitoneal PBL transfer (hu-PBL-Scid) by phenotypic analysis, immunoglobulin level, and human DNA detection. Moreover, the reconstitution of the V beta T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire in SCID mice was analysed by anchored polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showing that all the 22 V beta families were expressed in the spleen of hu-PBL-SCID mice. Moreover, scanner analysis of Southern blotting revealed the selective expansion of distinct V beta families (V beta 3, V beta 6, V beta 8, V beta 13.1, V beta 14, V beta 17), suggesting that human lymphocytes could recognize specific antigens or superantigens in the SCID environment.

Mancia, L., Mariani, F., Mattei, M., Montesano, C., Placido, R., Colizzi, V., et al. (1994). Analysis of the adoptive transfer of delayed hypersensitivity and T cell repertoire in severe combined immunodeficiency mice reconstituted with human lymphocytes. FOLIA BIOLOGICA, 40(6), 411-430.

Analysis of the adoptive transfer of delayed hypersensitivity and T cell repertoire in severe combined immunodeficiency mice reconstituted with human lymphocytes

MATTEI, MAURIZIO;MONTESANO, CARLA;COLIZZI, VITTORIO;
1994-01-01

Abstract

The functional capacity of human T cells to passively transfer delayed hypersensitivity (DH) was analysed in severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) mice. The tissue distribution of human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) was analysed by (51)chromium labelling 1 and 24 h after intravenous cell injection. Labelled PBL from purified protein derivative (PPD)-positive healthy individuals mainly localize in the spleen, liver and lungs, with no arrival in the peripheral lymphoid organs and at the site of antigen challenge (footpad), According to such defective distribution, human PPD-immune cells failed to passively transfer PPD-specific DH to SCID recipients when cells were injected either intravenously or intraperitoneally (systemic transfer). On the contrary, PPD-immune cells were able to transfer DH to PPD when injected directly into the footpad (local transfer). Both memory (CD45RA(-)) and naive (CD45RA(+)) enriched subsets were equally able to transfer local DH. The long-term reconstitution of the human immune system in SCID mice was analysed after intraperitoneal PBL transfer (hu-PBL-Scid) by phenotypic analysis, immunoglobulin level, and human DNA detection. Moreover, the reconstitution of the V beta T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire in SCID mice was analysed by anchored polymerase chain reaction (PCR) showing that all the 22 V beta families were expressed in the spleen of hu-PBL-SCID mice. Moreover, scanner analysis of Southern blotting revealed the selective expansion of distinct V beta families (V beta 3, V beta 6, V beta 8, V beta 13.1, V beta 14, V beta 17), suggesting that human lymphocytes could recognize specific antigens or superantigens in the SCID environment.
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Delayed hypersensitivity; SCID mice; T cell receptor repertoire
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7589700
Mancia, L., Mariani, F., Mattei, M., Montesano, C., Placido, R., Colizzi, V., et al. (1994). Analysis of the adoptive transfer of delayed hypersensitivity and T cell repertoire in severe combined immunodeficiency mice reconstituted with human lymphocytes. FOLIA BIOLOGICA, 40(6), 411-430.
Mancia, L; Mariani, F; Mattei, M; Montesano, C; Placido, R; Colizzi, V; Salerno, A; Bellavia, A
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