The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Independent and cooperative behavior of Thy1 and CD3:TcR T cell signalling pathways.

Normal resting spleen T lymphocytes from mice were stimulated in vitro by monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against either Thy 1 or CD3:TcR surface protein molecules. Although both mAbs were mitogenic, anti-Thy 1 activation generated 5 times more IL2 secretion than anti-CD3 activation under similar conditions. Production of IL3-like activity was comparable for both Thy1 and CD3-mediated activation. In addition, non-mitogenic doses of anti-CD3 and anti-Thy1 (0.16 micrograms/ml and 0.0125% ascites, respectively) mAbs induced T cell activation when provided together. These results indicate that Thy1 signalling cooperates with the CD3:TcR pathway to activate T cells. However, the Thy1 pathway is also regulated independently since IL2 production is larger when stimulated by anti-Thy1 than anti-CD3 mAbs.[1]


  1. Independent and cooperative behavior of Thy1 and CD3:TcR T cell signalling pathways. Leal, L.M., Dosreis, G.A. Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res. (1990) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities