A J Dowding

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We have produced a monoclonal antibody that reacts with all classes of intermediate filaments in immunofluorescence assays, including glial filaments in astrocytes, neurofilaments in axons, tonofilaments in epithelial PtK2 cells and intermediate filaments in fibroblasts. It also binds to Z lines in skeletal muscle. In SDS-polyacrylamide gels, the antibody(More)
We have immunohistochemically characterized the forms and distribution of microglia--the macrophages of the CNS--in fish, using a new monoclonal antibody (mAb), FL.1. This mAb specifically reacts with resident macrophages throughout the body in Oreochromine fish, including Kuppfer cells, gut-associated myeloid cells, and peritoneal macrophages, as well as(More)
As shown by staining with a monoclonal antibody against fish CD45, leukocytes are present in very large numbers in the fish central nervous system. Their subtypes were distinguished by electron microscopy and found to include all major hematogenous forms except thrombocytes, the most numerous being tissue macrophages and lymphocytes. As a population, they(More)
Antigenic determinants common to distinct proteins may be unambiguously identified by the use of monoclonal antibodies. Some monoclonal antibodies to mammalian neurofilaments have recently been shown to cross-react with the neurofibrillary tangles found at high density in the brains of senile dements with Alzheimers disease (SDAT). Here, we show that these(More)
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