Identification and characterization of two novel lymphocyte function-associated antigens, L24 and L25

J Immunol. 1987 Mar 1;138(5):1510-4.


We describe the function and cell distribution of two novel cell surface antigens, L24 and L25. These antigens are broadly distributed on human lymphocytes. Monoclonal antibodies specific for these molecules block lysis by Class I- and II-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes, but do not affect any other T cell functions tested. Anti-L24 antibody immunoprecipitates a molecule composed of two disulfide-linked monomers of 140 kd each. Anti-L25 antibody immunoprecipitates three proteins of 150, 85, and 75 kd. The study of these and other function associated molecules may provide insight into mechanisms of cytotoxic T lymphocyte recognition and/or function.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology*
  • Antigens, Surface / immunology*
  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Cytotoxicity, Immunologic
  • Flow Cytometry
  • Humans
  • Killer Cells, Natural / immunology
  • Lymphocytes / classification
  • Lymphocytes / immunology*
  • Molecular Weight


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal
  • Antigens, Surface