We report the effects of two monoclonal antibodies (mab) specific for murine T suppressor (Ts) factors (TsF) in anterior chamber (AC)-associated immune deviation (ACAID), as induced by AC inoculation of TNP-coupled syngeneic spleen cells (TNP-Spl). One mab (14-12) is specific for Ts effector factor and can block the induction of Ts cells in ACAID if given before or after AC injection of TNP-Spl. The other mab (14-30) is specific for Ts inducer factors and blocks suppression only given after TNP-Spl. We also studied the surface phenotype of the Ts cells induced by AC injection of TNP-Spl. We show that at least two cells are required for the adoptive transfer of suppression in TNP-ACAID. One is Lyt-2+ and 14-12+, the other is I-J+. These Ts cells have the surface phenotype of Ts effector cells as seen in other systems. These results indicate that mab which bind TsF in other systems affect Ts cells in TNP-ACAID, and that the Ts cells induced in TNP-ACAID are only of the Ts effector type.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1987|