Lymphocyte Fc receptors: the special case of T cells

Immunol Today. 1993 May;14(5):227-31. doi: 10.1016/0167-5699(93)90168-K.


The different cell types of the lymphoid-myeloid lineage constitutively express various Fc receptors. The exception is the T-cell lineage where most subsets express Fc receptors only during a narrow window following cellular activation. M. Sandor and R.G. Lynch summarize information which identifies a multi-level relationship between Fc receptors and clonotypic T-cell receptors and conclude that this relationship might account for the restricted expression of Fc receptors on T cells.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigens, Surface / immunology
  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Humans
  • Ligands
  • Lymphocyte Activation / immunology
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell / immunology
  • Receptors, Fc / immunology*
  • Signal Transduction / immunology
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology*


  • Antigens, Surface
  • Ligands
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell
  • Receptors, Fc