Analysis of T-cell receptor usage in activated T-cell clones from Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease.
Rearrangements to the T-cell receptor (TcR) beta and gamma gene loci were studied in T cells derived from the thyroid glands of a patient with Hashimoto's (HT) and another with Graves' (GD) autoimmune thyroiditis. The cells studied were freshly isolated mononuclear cells, T-cell lines grown in the presence of anti-CD3 and IL-2 and T-cell clones. Numerous different rearrangements to the constant regions of TcR beta and TcR gamma and in the variable gene region of TcR beta were observed. These ...Expand abstract
- Publication status:
- Publisher copy:
- Copyright date: