Lectin-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity: Induction of a unique effector cell population
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Spleen cells from C57BL/6 (H-2b) mice were assayed for their ability to mediate lectin-dependent (Con A, PHA) cell-mediated cytotoxicity (LDCC), following immunization with erythrocytes, bovine serum albumin, Bacillus Calmette Guerin, and allogeneic (H-2d) P815 cells. Sensitization with viable, but not formaldehyde-fixed, P815 cells resulted in lectin-dependent lysis of syngeneic EL-4 cells. All other sensitization procedures failed to produce LDCC. Spleen cells from mice challenged with high (108) doses of P815 cells were capable of mediating both direct (anti-P815) cytotoxicity and LDCC, while challenge with low (104) doses of P815 cells produced strong LDCC reactivity in the apparent absence of direct cytotoxicity (DCMC). Characterization of the effector cells indicated that LDCC reactivity was mediated by an activated, non-adherent T cell population. The effector cells appear to be unique in that LDCC could be induced in the absence of DCMC, LDCC activity appeared prior to DCMC, and DCMC could be removed by adsorption on P815 monolayers without depleting LDCC reactivity. © 1978.
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Davignon, D. J., and D. C. Laux. "Lectin-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity: Induction of a unique effector cell population." Cellular Immunology 41, 2 (1978): 294-303. doi: 10.1016/0008-8749(78)90227-7.