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  1. Exploring the potential benefits of vaccinia virus complement control protein in controlling complement activation in pathogenesis of the ce...

    Molecular Immunology 61(2):204 (2014) PMID 25052409

    Aging is a major risk factor for the development of diseases related to the central nervous system (CNS), such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In both cases, linkage studies and genome-wide association studies found strong links with complement regulatory gene...
  2. LMIR5 extracellular domain activates myeloid cells through Toll-like receptor 4.

    Molecular Immunology 62(1):169 (2014) PMID 25004110

    LMIR5/CD300b is an activating immunoglobulin-like receptor whose extracellular domain (LMIR5-Fc) is constitutively released from immune cells. The release of LMIR5-Fc is augmented upon stimulation with TLR agonists. LMIR5-Fc is reported to possess inflammatory activity and amplify LPS-induced lethal...
  3. pH dependence of antibody: hapten association.

    Molecular Immunology 36(6):397 (1999) PMID 10444003

    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...
  4. The murine p75 TNF receptor promoter region: DNA sequence and characterization of a cis-acting silencer.

    Molecular Immunology 36(2):125 (1999) PMID 10378684

    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...
  5. Modulation of class I major histocompatibility complex antigen cell-surface stability by transmembrane domain length variation.

    Molecular Immunology 34(11):771 (1997) PMID 9444976

    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...
  6. Isolation and N-terminal sequence determination of a novel gamma/delta T cell surface antigen.

    Molecular Immunology 34(8-9):583 (1997) PMID 9393961

    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...
  7. Blood clearance in the rat of a recombinant mouse monoclonal antibody lacking the N-linked oligosaccharide side chains of the CH2 domains.

    Molecular Immunology 29(2):213 (1992) PMID 1542298

    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...
  8. A murine monoclonal anti-metallothionein autoantibody recognizes a chemically synthesized amino-terminal heptapeptide common to various anim...

    Molecular Immunology 25(10):1033 (1988) PMID 2464135

    These results demonstrate that the MT 189-14-7 autoantibody recognizes the epitope located within the amino-terminal heptapeptide common to various MTs....
  9. Multiple roles of complement MASP-1 at the interface of innate immune response and coagulation.

    Molecular Immunology 61(2):69 (2014) PMID 24935208

    We summarize the latest discoveries about the diverse functions of this multi-faceted protease. Recent studies revealed that among MBL-associated serine proteases, MASP-1 is the one responsible for triggering the lectin pathway via its ability to rapidly autoactivate then cleave MASP-2, and possibly...
  10. Lessons learned from mice deficient in lectin complement pathway molecules.

    Molecular Immunology 61(2):59 (2014) PMID 25060538

    The lectin pathway of the complement system is initiated when the pattern-recognition molecules, mannose-binding lectin (MBL), ficolins or collectin-11, bind to invading pathogens or damaged host cells. This leads to activation of MBL/ficolin/collectin-11 associated serine proteases (MASPs), which i...