The phosphorylation of the invariant chains associated with the human TCR has been investigated after the stimulation of T lymphocytes with CD2 mAb T112 and T113, PHA, or phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate. As described previously, stimulation of T cells with either CD2 mAb or phorbol 12,13-dibutyrate resulted in the phosphorylation of the CD3 γ-chain. The combination of T112 and T113 mAb also induced phosphorylation of the TCR ζ-chain. The phosphorylated ζ-polypeptide of CD2-activated cells was immunoprecipitated with antiphosphotyrosine antibodies and migrated to a 21- to 23-kDa position during SDS/PAGE. These results indicate that stimulation of human T cells via the CD2 Ag with the T112 and T113 mAb activates not only protein kinase C but also tyrosine kinase(s), resulting in the phosphorylation of the CD3 γ-chain and the tyrosine phosphorylation of the ζ-chain, respectively.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 1990|