T lymphocytes were derived by E-rosetting techniques from the peripheral blood and bone marrow of 12 healthy donors. Following incubation for 18 h with PWM, PHA, Con-A or culture medium (RPMI) alone, the lymphocytes were harvested by centrifugation and washed. Both lymphocytes and culture supernatants were tested for CFUc suppressor activity in semisolid bone marrow cultures. The results of this study indicate that T cells and supernatants from unstimulated cultures contained no CFUc suppressor activity, T cells and supernatants from cultures stimulated with PHA, PWM or Con-A significantly suppressed autologous and allogeneic bone marrow CFUc, there was no significant difference between the ability of bone marrow or peripheral blood T cells to inhibit CFUc, and mitogens alone had either no effect or a moderate enhancing activity on marrow CFUc. These findings suggest that generation of CFUc suppressor T cells occurs normally within a few hours of polyclonal T cell stimulation.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research
- Cell Biology