The human T cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I)-transformed T lymphocyte cell line MT-2 constitutively produces differentiation-inducing factor (DIF) for the human promyelocytic leukemia cell line HL-60. Purification and characterization of DIF derived from MT-2 were performed here to identify T cell-derived DIF. DIF was purified from conditioned medium of the MT-2 cell culture with serum-free medium by utilizing the sequential chromatographies of anion-exchange (mono-Q) column, gel filtration (superose-12) column, and hydrophobic (phenyl 5PW) column and finally the sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacryl-amide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). In the SDS-PAGE, one major band with a molecular weight of 56,000 and one minor band with 15,000 were stained with Coomassie Brilliant Blue and both showed DIF activity after extraction from gels. DIF had an isoelectric point of 5.8. In all purification steps, DIF activity for HL-60 and cytotoxic activity to the sublines of mouse L-929 were not able to be separated. Further, DIF was neutralized by antibody against lymphotoxin (LT) but not by antibody against tumor necrosis factor. These results indicate that the major DIF activity derived from MT-2 is LT.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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