Hess PR, Barnes C, Woolard MD, Johnson MD, Cullen JM, Collins EJ, Frelinger JA (2007) Selective deletion of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells by MHC class I tetramers coupled to the type I ribosome-inactivating protein saporin. Blood 109:3300-3307. doi: 10.1182/blood-2006-06-028001
Objective: To discover if pathogenic T cells could be selectively deleted.
Summary: A single injection of the SAP-coupled tetramer eliminated more than 75% of cognate, but not control, T cells. This work demonstrates the therapeutic potential of cytotoxic tetramers to selectively eradicate pathogenic clonotypes while leaving overall T-cell immunity intact.
Usage: Streptavidin-SAP-coupled biotinylated tetramers were administered at low (22.2 pM) or high (66.6 pM) dose. Following the addition of Saporin Goat Polyclonal, affinity-purified FITC-labeled, T cells were subsequently incubated at either 37°C or 4°C, which permitted or prohibited endocytosis, respectively.
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