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DNA synthesis and cell division were measured in Swiss mouse 3T3 cells cultured in different concentrations of cell-free plasma-derived serum and increasing amounts of a platelet-derived growth factor. In plasma-derived serum alone, the cells were quiescent and they were arrested in the Go/G1 phase of the cell cycle. Addition of a platelet-derived growth(More)
The glycoproteins recognized by monoclonal antibody (mAb) NKI-beteb are among the best diagnostic markers for human melanoma because their expression is restricted to melanocytic cells. Recently, we isolated a cDNA clone, termed gp100-c1, which confers immunoreactivity not only to mAb NKI-beteb, but also to two other mAbs used to diagnose malignant(More)
Monoclonal antibodies generated against different human intermediate filament (IF) proteins were assayed on fixed, embedded tissue by the biotin-avidin-immunoperoxidase method for evaluation of the tissue specificity of these antibodies. An antibody (43 beta E8) made to fibroblast IF protein stains mesenchymal tissue such as endothelium, histiocytes,(More)
Monoclonal antibodies were generated against the intermediate filament proteins of different human cells. The reactivity of these antibodies with the different classes of intermediate filament proteins was determined by indirect immunofluorescence on cultured cells, immunologic indentification on SDS polyacrylamide gels ("wester blot" experiments), and(More)
We have previously identified three distinctive amino acid sequences from type IV collagen which specifically bound to heparin and also inhibited the binding of heparin to intact type IV collagen. One of these chemically synthesized domains, peptide Hep-I, has the sequence TAGSCLRKFSTM and originates from the a1(noncollagenous [NC1]) chain of type IV(More)
The presence, densities, and patterns of distribution of melanocytes in the epidermis of human embryos and fetuses, ranging in age from 40 d to 140 d estimated gestational age (EGA), were studied using the HMB-45 monoclonal antibody that recognizes an antigen in melanoma cells and fetal melanocytes. Immunostained sections of skin and epidermal sheets(More)
A series of nontransformed human and murine cells and derivative cell lines transformed by methylcholanthrene; by simian virus 40, Kirsten and Moloney murine sarcoma viruses, simian sarcoma virus, and adenovirus; and by a "spontaneous" event in culture were examined for the expression of receptors for the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) and for(More)
The authors have generated monoclonal antibodies to an extract of melanoma. When tested on a variety of fixed, embedded sections of malignant tumors, one antibody (HMB-45) reacted with 60 of 62 melanomas and none of 168 nonmelanomas (carcinomas, lymphomas, and sarcomas). The antibody reacts with junctional nevus cells but not intradermal nevi, and(More)