Abraham Klajman

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Adjuvant arthritis characterized by chronic inflammation of the joints of rats is induced by immunization to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. To learn how autoimmune arthritis may be caused by a microbial antigen, we isolated a T-lymphocyte clone specific for M. tuberculosis antigens that was strongly arthritogenic. We now report that the clone recognized, in(More)
Lymphocytes, derived from surgically resected lung carcinoid tissue, were stimulated in mixed culture with irradiated autologous tumor cells (MLTC). The autologous MLTC-stimulated lymphocytes were found to have killing activity against both autologous tumor cells and NK-sensitive target cells. The lymphoblasts generated during MLTC were isolated and cloned(More)
B suppressor cells (Bs) were generated by stimulation with PHA-P or concanavalin A of B cells from peripheral blood of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) patients. They suppressed well allogeneic mixed lymphocyte reactions. Long-term colonies of B cells from B-CLL were established for up to 6 weeks in liquid media, with B cells acquiring properties(More)
A case is reported of angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy (AILD), in which a IgM Kappa monoclonal gammopathy developed. On the first admission the immunoblasts were shown to be T cells by surface-marker studies. Although the number of circulating T cells was normal, their functional capacities were markedly reduced. The patient was followed for two months at(More)
An acetone-precipitable fraction of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cross-reacts with human cartilage. Immune responses to this antigen were assessed in 34 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 16 patients with degenerative joint disease, and 15 healthy controls. The RA patients differed from the other two groups in having more pronounced T lymphocyte responses to(More)
We describe the third documented case of Listeria monocytogenes pericarditis. This occurred in a 54-year-old woman with end-stage renal failure on chronic hemodialysis. Her initial presentation was one of Listeria monocytogenes bacteremia, which apparently responded to two weeks of cefazolin sodium therapy. After cessation of therapy the patient returned(More)
Lymphocytes separated from surgically resected tumor tissue, uninvolved lung tissue, and peripheral blood of lung cancer patients were investigated for cytotoxic potential and analyzed for their phenotypes at the time of surgery and after having been propagated for 4 to 5 wk in the presence of interleukin-2. Most of the tumor lymphocyte infiltrates examined(More)
A subset of B cells expressing the CD5 marker, a 67 KD molecule, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease. To study the immunoglobulin repertoire of CD5+ B cells we investigated chronic lymphocytic leukemic (CLL) cells, since the majority of the malignant clones express CD5. CLL were induced to secrete their IgM in vitro by phorbol(More)