Activation of bovine peripheral blood gammadelta T cells for cell division and IFN-gamma production.

TitleActivation of bovine peripheral blood gammadelta T cells for cell division and IFN-gamma production.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBaldwin, CL, Sathiyaseelan, T, Naiman, B, White, AM, Brown, R, Blumerman, S, Rogers, A, Black, SJ
JournalVeterinary immunology and immunopathology
Date Published2002 Sep 10

Bovine peripheral blood gammadelta T cells have been evaluated for effector function (IFN-gamma production) and clonal expansion in a variety of systems including following activation by mitogens, IL-12, and stimulation, through the T cell receptor (TCR) with anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody (mAb), a cell-bound molecule and a soluble antigenic extract. To evaluate cell division, carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE) loading of cells and flow cytometric analysis were used, while IFN-gamma production was evaluated by intracytoplasmic staining. It was found that bovine gammadelta T cells produced IFN-gamma and clonally expanded when stimulated through the TCR/CD3 complex by a cell-associated autologous molecule on monocyte, by bacterial components following in vivo sensitization of gammadelta T cells with a leptospira vaccine or by anti-CD3 mAb. In addition, gammadelta T cells were activated efficiently for effector function but not clonal expansion by culturing with IL-12. In contrast, stimulation by Con A or PMA/ionomycin induced efficient replication but only low level IFN-gamma production which was not enhanced by the presence of IL-12. In several systems the amount of IFN-gamma produced per cell by gammadelta T cells was less than that produced by CD4 T cells in the same cultures.

Alternate JournalVet. Immunol. Immunopathol.