The involvement of TNF-alpha in the release of soluble TNF receptors was assessed in mice, treated with anti-CD3 monoclonal antibodies. After treatment with three different anti-CD3 mAb, we simultaneously studied serum levels of TNF-alpha, soluble TNF receptor P55 and P75. All three anti-CD3 mAb triggered the release of both of the soluble TNF receptors, whereas only one of the anti-CD3 mAb triggered TNF-alpha release. These data demonstrate that in our model soluble TNF receptor release is independent of TNF-alpha release.
|Journal||European Cytokine Network|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1996|