Presence of T 145 on cytolytic T cell lines and their lectin-resistant mutants.
Conzelmann A., Pink R., Acuto O., Mach JP., Dolivo S., Nabholz M.
Murine cytolytic T cell lines have been analyzed for the expression of two surface glycoproteins called T145 and T130. T145, known to be expressed by activated cytolytic T cells, is also expressed by such lines, but T130, which has been described by a universal T cell marker, is not. Our results suggest a structural relationship between T145 and T130. Vicia villosa lectin, which binds selectively to T145 of activated T cells and which is cytotoxic for cytolytic T cell lines, has been used to select lectin-resistant mutants from these lines. Five independent lectin-resistant mutants have been obtained. All of them are cytolytically active, bind up to 100-fold less lectin than the parental lines, but still express T145 or a closely related glycoprotein.