Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 1531458
EMBO J. 1992 Jan;11(1):25-31
The gamma delta T cell receptor (TCR) of the hybridoma KN6 recognizes the self molecule encoded by a class I gene which maps within the TL region of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of H-2b mice. Mice transgenic (Tg) for this TCR were crossed with mice genetically deficient in beta 2-microglobulin (beta 2m). No mature Tg gamma delta T cells were detected in the thymus or the spleen of the beta 2m- gamma delta Tg mice. We conclude that interaction between the Tg gamma delta TCR and a beta 2m-associated molecule (probably an MHC class I molecule) is required for the generation of mature Tg gamma delta T cells.