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Mast cells, basophils and B cell connection network.
We review our current understanding of the interaction between B cells and MCs or basophils as well as the evidence supporting B lymphocyte-MC/basophil crosstalk in pathological settings. Furthermore, we underline the obscure aspects of this interaction that could serve as important starting points...
pH dependence of antibody: hapten association.
Monoclonal antibody NC6.8 is specific for the superpotent sweetener, N-(p-cyanophenyl)-N'-(diphenylmethyl)-guanidiniumacetic++ + acid. The three-dimensional structure of the complex shows the close proximity of complementary charged residues on the antibody and groups of the hapten. As a result, asso...
The murine p75 TNF receptor promoter region: DNA sequence and characterization of a cis-acting silencer.
The promoter region of the murine p75 TNF receptor (TNF-R) was isolated from a mouse genomic DNA cosmid library. The promoter region is devoid of TATA box and has the characteristics of a house keeping gene since it contains multiple SP1 binding sites. Its mRNA has different initiation sites in diff...
Modulation of class I major histocompatibility complex antigen cell-surface stability by transmembrane domain length variation.
I proteins is conferred to a large extent by their transmembrane domains (TMs) which exhibit allelic, inter-locus and inter-species variation in both amino acid composition and length. Here, the consequences of TM length variation on trafficking and cell-surface stability were examined using the hum...
Isolation and N-terminal sequence determination of a novel gamma/delta T cell surface antigen.
We use digestion with the proteolytic enzyme bromelain to selectively release the MAC319 antigen as a soluble fragment, for further characterisation. A cytofluorometric inhibition assay was developed to follow the purification of this fragment, as the conformation sensitivity of the MAC319 epitope p...
Blood clearance in the rat of a recombinant mouse monoclonal antibody lacking the N-linked oligosaccharide side chains of the CH2 domains.
The serum half-lives of a wild-type recombinant mouse monoclonal antibody of the IgG2b isotype and a mutant antibody differing from the wild-type antibody by a single amino acid substitution introduced into the CH2 domain, the replacement of Asn 297 by Ala to delete the conserved sit...
A murine monoclonal anti-metallothionein autoantibody recognizes a chemically synthesized amino-terminal heptapeptide common to various anim...
These results demonstrate that the MT 189-14-7 autoantibody recognizes the epitope located within the amino-terminal heptapeptide common to various MTs....
Discerning the kinetics of autoimmune manifestations in a model of Sjögren's syndrome.
Our studies show that by 8 weeks of age, young NOD·H2h4 mice spontaneously develop an abundance of splenic germinal centers, prior to the emergence of lymphocyte infiltration in the salivary gland tissue. Ectopic follicle formation in the salivary gland begins to appear in these mice between 12 and...
Molecular characterization, gene structure and antibacterial activity of a g-type lysozyme from the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax ...
Our work has been focused on the molecular characterization, expression analysis by real-time PCR, both at basal condition and after in vivo challenges, and 3D structural studies on the g-type lysozyme from sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Moreover, a recombinant sea bass lysozyme has been produc...
Humanized cobra venom factor: structure, activity, and therapeutic efficacy in preclinical disease models.
We have developed a distinctly different therapeutic approach: complement depletion rather than inhibition. This approach is based on cobra venom factor (CVF), a C3 analog known to be able to safely deplete complement. This manuscript will briefly review the structure and activity of CVF, along with...