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Antisera to human B-lymphocyte membrane glycoproteins block stimulation in mixed lymphocyte culture

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HUMAN B cells are frequently differentiated from T cells by the ready demonstration of immunoglobulin (Ig) on their surfaces1. In the mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR) the responding cells are mainly T cells2–4, whereas B cells have been suggested to be the primary stimulating cells4. The effect on the MLR of a specific anti-B-cell serum is therefore of considerable interest. Here we describe rabbit antisera to membrane glycoproteins of cultured human B cell lines which react only with Ig-bearing peripheral blood lymphocytes and which completely block the MLR in vitro.

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