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Table 4 TCR V β genes associated with TCR V α 2.3 in BAL CD4 + expansions obtained from four sarcoidosis patients (Patients 1–4)

From: Restricted Usage of T Cell Receptor Vα/Jα Gene Segments with Different Nucleotide but Identical Amino Acid Sequences in HLA-DR3+ Sarcoidosis Patients

Patient TCR Vβ Gene Segments
1 2 3 4 5.1 5.2 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13.1 13.2 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
1 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +   + + + + + + + + + + + +
2 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
3 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
4 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
  1. −, very weak/absent; +, weak; + +, normal; + + +, strong.