Monoclonal antibodies specific for mouse T cell alloantigens, Tindd and Tsud, linked to the Igh-1 locus on chromosome 12, were used to directly define the antigen-binding molecule produced by a cloned hybridoma. The T cell hybridoma, FL10, was established from antigen-binding T cells of A/J mice. FL10 produces an antigen-specific augmenting T cell factor (TaF) that bears a unique I region-controlled determinant (I-A) and has antigen-binding capacity. The Tindd, but not the Tsud, determinant was detected on the surface of FL10. The presence of both Tindd and I-A subregion-controlled determinants on FL10-derived TaF was directly demonstrated by the adsorption of TaF with immunoadsorbents prepared with monoclonal antibodies. The Igh-1-linked T cell alloantigen, Tsud, was not found on TaF. Further experiments indicated that Tindd is present on the antigen-binding polypeptide chain and not on the second chain bearing the I-A determinant. Despite the presence of the Tindd determinant on hybridoma-derived TaF, augmentation induced by TaF was restricted by the H-2 type of the responding mice and not by the Igh-1 allotype.

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