Dual receptor T-cells - Implications for alloreactivity and autoimmunity

E. Padovan, G. Casorati, P. Dellabona, C. Giachino, A. Lanzavecchia

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Using monoclonal antibodies to human Vα, we have estimated that up to one-third of mature T-cells express two Vα chains as pat of two functional and independent T-cell receptors. Cells belonging to this dual TCR subset may be specific for a broader range of antigens than cells with a single receptor. We discuss the possibility that dual receptor T-cells may be involved in alloreactivity and autoimmunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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