The role of costimulation in Ag-induced responses of naive and differentiated IL-2 and IL-4-producing CD4+ T cells has been examined using cells from mice expressing a transgenic TCR specific for cytochrome c (81- 104) + I-E(k). IL-2 secretion by naive and pre-activated T cells is dependent on costimulation, because it is not induced with chemically fixed APCs and is significantly inhibited by the B7 antagonist, CTLA4-Ig. In contrast, IL-4 secretion by in vitro differentiated Th2-like cells is relatively independent of costimulators. Thus, the requirement for costimulation is related more to lymphokine secretion profiles than to the previous activation status of CD4+ T lymphocytes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy