8-Br-cyclic GMP has been found to be a specific B cell mitogen; it triggers athymic nude mice spleen cells and "B mice" spleen cells, nylon adherent, anti-theta and complement-treated cells to proliferate. It does not stimulate thymocytes or purified T cells. The kinetics of the response to Br-cyclic GMP and LPS are almost identical. The mitogenic effect of LPS and Br-cyclic GMP is additive when the two mitogens are given together to cells. Spleen cells (C3H/HeJ strain) that did not respond to LPS were triggered by Br-cyclic GMP to make DNA. In order to achieve maximal stimulation by Br-cyclic GMP, the drug had to be in contact with the cells for more than 24 hr. Br-cyclic GMP was found to be mitogenic for spleen cells from five different mouse strains, but not for human leukocytes. DB-cyclic AMP was found to inhibit the DNA synthesis of T lymphocytes after they interacted with Con A; DB-cyclic AMP had no effect on the ability of the B lymphocytes to be transformed by LPS. The differential effects of cyclic nucleotides on B vs. T lymphocytes are discussed.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1 Jul 1975|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy