Akanksha Seth

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CD44 is a transmembrane glycoprotein found on a variety of cells including those of myeloid and lymphoid origin. CD44 is highly conserved among various species and is involved in the homing of lymphocytes and monocytes to lymph nodes, Peyer's patches, and sites of inflammation. In the present study, we demonstrate that monoclonal antibody (mAb) 9F3,(More)
There is growing evidence to suggest that tumorigenic transformation of cells may result from aberrant regulation of autocrine growth factor production. In the current study we describe the spontaneous in vitro transformation of T-lymphocyte cell lines during routine cell culture as evidenced by autonomous growth without any requirement for stimulation or(More)
The lpr gene induces in mice, accumulation of large numbers of CD4-CD8- (double negative [DN]) T lymphocytes which bear adhesion molecules not characteristic of normal resting T cells. These cells fail to acquire interleukin 2 (IL-2) receptors, produce IL-2, and proliferate when activated with mitogens or monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against the T cell(More)
Adoptive immunotherapy against cancer has met with varying degrees of success, the reasons for which remain unclear. The present study characterizes factors that regulate successful immunotherapy of mice bearing a syngeneic T-cell lymphoma, designated LSA, using a tumor-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clone, PE-9. Adoptive transfer of PE-9 cells(More)
MRL-lpr/lpr (lpr) mice spontaneously develop massive lymphadenopathy resulting from the expansion of a unique population of Thy-1+ cells which are CD4- and CD8- (double negative) and the nature of which is not clear. The antibody J11d has been shown to define a differentiation Ag found on immature thymocytes but not on mature and functional peripheral CD4+(More)
In the present study the effect of aging on the capacity of Ia+ cells to stimulate autoreactive T cells in the syngeneic mixed lymphocyte reaction (SMLR) was investigated. Using young CD4+ T cells as responders, it was observed that unseparated whole spleen cells from aged mice had normal stimulatory activity comparable to that of young spleen cells.(More)
We earlier demonstrated that treatment of C57BL/6 mice bearing a syngeneic tumor, LSA, with 1,3-bis(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU) resulted in over 90% survival of the mice, and 100% of the cured mice rejected secondary rechallenge with the homologous tumor but not with a heterologous syngeneic tumor such as EL-4. In the present study we investigated(More)
B lymphocytes from aged mice were found to be defective in their ability to proliferate in response to stimulation with an autoreactive T cell clone D1.4. The differentiative response leading to antibody secretion was also impaired in the auto D1.4 T cell-stimulated B cells from old mice in comparison to similarly stimulated B cells from young mice. The B(More)
Human parvovirus 4 (Parv4) is a relatively new virus. Association of this virus with any human disease is yet to be established. We detected human parvovirus 4 in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of two patients presenting with acute encephalitis syndrome in northern India. This is the first report of the Parv4 genome sequence from northern India.
Recent studies have suggested the existence of two mutually exclusive subpopulations of T helper (Th) cells in the murine immune system, called Th1 which produces interleukin (IL)-2 and interferon (IFN)-gamma but not IL-4 and Th2 which secretes IL-4 and IL-5 but not IL-2. Also, functionally, Th1 cells generally activate the macrophages and mediate(More)