Anita Kavlie

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Traditional antibody-mediated neutralization of HIV-1 infection is thought to result from the binding of antibodies to virions, thus preventing virus entry. However, antibodies that broadly neutralize HIV-1 are rare and are not induced by current vaccines. We report that four human anti-phospholipid monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) (PGN632, P1, IS4, and CL1)(More)
The ability to isolate antibodies against any antigen of interest has become increasingly important as antibodies have proved their utility both in antigen detection, quantification and as specific in vivo targeting agents. To this end, we have constructed a large antibody phage library in the single chain Fv (scFv) phagemid format based on the naive human(More)
A missense mutation at codon 100 in the second epidermal growth factor-like domain, resulting in Gln100-->Arg, was detected in 19 out of 21 available severely factor VII (FVII) deficient patients in Norway. Seventeen patients were homozygous, and the two remaining were compound heterozygotes. In the homozygous patients, FVII antigen was measured to 10-28%,(More)
In the aortic intima amyloid deposits are often associated with atherosclerotic plaques. In a recent study of one patient with aortic intimal amyloid the major fibril protein was an N-terminal fragment of apolipoprotein A1 (apoA1) consisting of 69 amino acid residues. In the present study, we have screened the apoA1 gene for mutations in autopsy cases with(More)
The factor VII genes of five unrelated Finnish female patients, F1-F5, with moderate bleeding tendency, were screened for mutations using single strand conformational polymorphisms and DNA sequencing. Heterozygous shifts were detected in exons 5 and 8 for patient F1, and sequencing confirmed the presence of the silent dimorphism H115H, the polymorphism(More)
There is increasing experimental evidence for an important role of Angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) in tumor angiogenesis and progression. In addition, Ang-2 is up-regulated in many cancer types and correlated with poor prognosis. To investigate the functional role of Ang-2 inhibition in tumor development and progression, we generated novel fully human antibodies(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is critical for physiological and pathological angiogenesis. Within the tumor microenvironment, VEGF functions as an endothelial cell survival factor, permeability factor, mitogen, and chemotactic agent. The majority of these functions are mediated by VEGF-induced activation of VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2), a high(More)
A novel mutation in the factor VII gene resulting in procoagulant activity of 7.5% and antigen levels of 23% is presented. Single-stranded conformational polymorphism and DNA sequencing analysis revealed heterozygous shifts, and mutations were detected in exons 5, 7 and 8. The mutant L204P in exon 7 was novel, while the common polymorphisms, H115H and(More)
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