Signal transduction initiated by crosslinking of antigen-specific receptors on T- and B-lymphoma cells induces apoptosis. In T-lymphoma cells, such crosslinking results in upregulation of the APO-1 ligand, which then interacts with induced or constitutively expressed APO-1, thereby triggering apoptosis. Here we show that crosslinking the membrane imniunoglobulin on human lymphoma cells (Daudi) (that constitutively express APO-1) does not induce synthesis of APO-1 ligand. Further, a noncytotoxic fragment of anti-APO-1 antibody that blocks T-cell-receptor-mediated apoptosis in T-lymphoma cells does not block anti-μ-induced apoptosis. Hence, in B-lymphoma cells, apoptosis induced by signaling via membrane IgM is not mediated by the APO-1 ligand.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America|
|State||Published - Mar 5 1996|
- B-cell lymphoma
- Membrane immunoglobulin
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