We analysed the phenotypic characteristics of mouse NK cells susceptible to boosting activity by T-cell-growth-factor (TCGF) and the characteristics of NK-cell progenitors able to grow in vitro in the presence of TCGF. Our data show that while both the above-mentioned cell populations are Asialo GM-1+, they differ in the expression of Thy 1 alloantigen. In addition, we also analysed the possible regulatory mechanisms capable of influencing the growth of TCGF-sensitive NK-cell progenitors. The data here reported suggest that the growth capability of NK cell progenitors is under the control of the thymus.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Tissue Reactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology