By Frank J. Dixon
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11B). Such cells will receive no signals either from their BCR or from their CD40 antigen, as no antigen-specific T cell will be encountered. We propose that these B cells will be eliminated by entering into apoptosis either spontaneously or following noncognate interaction with activated T cells. These cells may express Fas-L and thus may represent an ultimate selection gate to kill nonselected B cells in a Fas/Fas-L-dependent interaction. (iii) Centrocytes display antigen receptors that acquired an affinity for autoantigens (“B auto” in Fig.
2. , 1989). , 1992b). Certain soluble anti-CD40 antibodies, soluble trimeric forms of CD40-L, and soluble CD8-CD40-L chimeric proteins can also induce DNA replication of B cells. , 1991). B cell clones of several hundred cells can be obtained under these conditions. , 1993). , 1994). , 1992, 1995). IL-10 appears to be almost as efficient as IL-4 during the first week of culture but proliferation slows down thereafter. The combination of IL-4 and IL-10 results in additive proliferation. IL-2 poorly enhances the proliferation of CD40activated B cells.
The availability of high-affinity blocking antibodies against mouse CD40L (anti-gp39)has made it possible to test the involvement of CD40-CD40L in several disease models. , 1993). , submitted for publication) could also represent a target that contributes to the observed protection. , 1995). Three injections of anti-CD40L antibody to mice in a prenephritic lupus stage resulted in delayed and reduced incidence of glomerulonephritis. Intereaingly, this treatment appears not to affect the development of pathogenic Th cells, but to functionally block the generation of pathogenic B cells.
Advances in Immunology, Vol. 61 by Frank J. Dixon