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22-Rm filter (Millex GV13; Millipore, Eschborn, Germany). 5. The prepared medium is stored at 4°C until use. The shelf life is 4 wk. 3. T-Cell Stimulation 1. Allergens are obtained from either purified natural extracts or recombinant technologies. ) Aliquot the allergen solution to 200 RL or any other desired volume and store at 20°C. Dilute the allergen extract to a final concentration of 1 mg/mL with Ultraculture medium and sterile filter in the same way as described above, aliquot, and store at 20°C (see Note 8).
Et al. (1993) Multiple T cell specifities for Bet v 1, the major birch pollen allergen, within single individuals. Studies using specific T cell clones and overlapping peptides. Eur. J. Immunol. 23, 1523–1527. 9. Van Neerven R. J. , Ringrose, J. , et al. (1993) T cell epitopes of house dust mite major allergen Der p II. J. Immunol. 151, 2326–2335. 10. , et al. (1997) Heterogeneity in the polyclonal T cell response to birch pollen allergens. Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol. 114, 272–277. Production of T-Cell Lines 41 11.
For example, the isolation and characterization of T-cell growth factor (interleukin-2 [IL-2]) represented a major step forward in generating T-cell clones in vitro (1,2). Furthermore, advances in determining the molecular structures of antigenic peptides, TCR, and MHC molecules have allowed the detailed analysis of the interactions among these molecules. As the frequency of antigen-specific T cells in peripheral blood is low (for example, approximately 1:10,000 of peripheral T cells of a given individual recognizes house dust mite proteins ), ] several enrichment steps precede the isolation of individual clones.