We showed that pRL1a multiple antigen peptide (MAP)-sensitized dendritic cell (DC) and P815 cell lysis by pRL1a-specific B-24 CTL was blocked by incubating target cells at 4°C during sensitization. The finding suggested that pRL1a MAP was mostly internalized in DC and P815 cells and produced pRL1a peptide epitopes for presentation with H-2LdFurthermore, we showed that sensitization with pRL1a MAP was inhibited by the addition of chloroquine, cycloheximide, and brefeldin A to the culture, but not by the addition of inhibitors for lysosomal proteases or proteasome. Inhibition of sensitization by the addition of chloroquine to the culture suggested the requirement of acidification of the endosomal compartment for pRL1a MAP processing. Inhibition of sensitization by the addition of cycloheximide and brefeldin A to the culture indicated the requirement of newly generated MHC class I antigen molecules and the involvement of transport of the peptide MHC class I complex from the endoplasmic reticulum to the Golgi. The findings suggested that pRL1a MAP in the endosomal compartment leaked to the cytosol, and degraded, and the pRL1a peptide produced was presented by the MHC class I pathway.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research