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CD30 expression does not discriminate between human Th1- and Th2-type T cells.
Hamann, D
Hilkens, C M
Grogan, J L
Lens, S M
Kapsenberg, M L
Yazdanbakhsh, M
van Lier, R A
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) 1996 Feb 15;156: 1387-91

CD30 is a member of the TNF receptor superfamily that is commonly used as a marker for Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cells in Hodgkin's disease. More recently, it has been proposed that CD30 is preferentially up-regulated on Th2-type human T cells. We analyzed regulation of CD30 expression on both peripheral blood T cells and T cell clones. In short-term culture, CD30 expression could be induced on T cells by Ags that elicit Th2-type responses (Schistosoma haematobium, adult worm Ag, and Toxocaria canis, excretory/secretory Ag) and Th0-type responses (tetanus toxoid), as well as Th1-type responses (tuberculin purified protein derivative). Moreover, simultaneous measurement of membrane phenotype and cytokine production showed that CD30-expressing cells can produce IFN-gamma. Finally, within panels of randomly generated as well as Ag-specific T cell clones, CD30 expression was found on Th0-, Th2-, and Th1-type clones. We conclude that induction of CD30 on activated T cells is not related to differentiation in Th0-, Th1-, or Th2-type cells.

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