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BACKGROUND Therapeutic targeting of Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) has received particular attention, because it is associated with the common gamma signaling of cytokine receptors and thus vitally influences T-cell growth and survival. Recent evidence, however, indicates a critical role for JAK3 in signaling linked to the T-cell antigen receptor. METHODS In this(More)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are known to suppress inflammatory and autoimmune responses and, therefore, clinical applications of PUFAs as immunomodulatory substances are extensively studied. PUFAs are known to inhibit T cell responses, but with respect to TCR/CD3-mediated signal transduction only a block in CD3-induced phospholipase Cgamma1/calcium(More)
CD93 is a approximately 120 kDa O-sialoglycoprotein that within the hematopoietic system is selectively expressed on cells of the myeloid lineage. So far, its primary structure and function were unknown. We used retroviral-expression cloning to isolate the CD93 cDNA. Sequence analysis revealed that CD93 is identical to a protein on human phagocytes termed(More)
The plasma membrane is compartmentalized into microdomains and the association/dissociation of receptors and signaling molecules with/from these membrane domains is a major principle for regulation of signal transduction. By following the reorganization of microdomains on living cells and performing biochemical studies, we show that Ab targeting of the T(More)
In order to identify new molecules involved in regulation of T cell proliferation, we generated various mAb by immunization of mice with the T cell line Molt4. We found one mAb (termed P-3E10) that down-regulated the in vitro T cell proliferation induced by CD3-specific OKT3 mAb. The P-3E10 mAb was also able to inhibit IFN-gamma, IL-2, IL-4 and IL-10(More)
The multifunctional mannose 6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor 2 receptor (M6P/IGF2R) is considered a tumor suppressor. We report here that RNA interference with M6P/IGF2R expression in urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA)/urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) expressing human cancer and endothelial cells resulted in increased(More)
Silicon oxynitride films have been deposited on Si substrates at 200 8C by a remote-plasma-assisted process in a RF-plasma CVD reactor using Si(OC2H5)4 (TEOS) as a precursor and nitrogen as gas ambient. During deposition the Si substrates were biased with negative voltages of K120 and K600 V or were under no DC bias and the influence of this voltage on the(More)