We have reported that IL 2 is one of the essential helper factors in culture supernatants from concanavalin A-activated spleen cells or T cell hybridomas that support proliferation and immunoglobulin secretion in B cell cultures responding to anti-immunoglobulin. Here we show that cells in such cultures consume IL 2 and bear high affinity IL 2 receptors detected by binding of purified, radiolabeled IL 2. Induction of high affinity IL 2 receptors depends on addition of both anti-immunoglobulin and helper factors, and does not occur in cultures given only anti-Ig, only helper factors, concanavalin A plus helper factors, or LPS. The majority of IL 2 receptors are on cells that also bear endogenous membrane immunoglobulin, because they are found in the membrane immunoglobulin-positive fraction when cultured cells are separated by fluorescence sorting after overnight culture in the absence of anti-immunoglobulin to allow reexpression of membrane immunoglobulin.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy