Ankit Mahendra

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ILKAP, a protein serine/threonine (S/T) phosphatase of the PP2C family, was isolated in a yeast two-hybrid screen baited with integrin-linked kinase, ILK1. Association of ILK1 and ILKAP was independent of the catalytic activity of either partner, as assayed in co-precipitation and two-hybrid experiments. Condi tional expression of ILKAP in HEK 293 cells(More)
Acquired hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder characterized by the spontaneous occurrence of inhibitory antibodies against endogenous factor VIII (FVIII). IgG from some patients with acquired hemophilia hydrolyze FVIII. Because of the complex etiology of the disease, no clinical parameter, including the presence of FVIII-hydrolyzing IgG, has been(More)
The efficacy of most therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting tumor antigens results primarily from their ability to elicit potent cytotoxicity through effector-mediated functions. We have engineered the fragment crystallizable (Fc) region of the immunoglobulin G (IgG) mAb, HuM195, targeting the leukemic antigen CD33, by introducing the triple(More)
Anti-factor VIII (FVIII) inhibitory IgG may arise as alloantibodies to therapeutic FVIII in patients with congenital hemophilia A, or as autoantibodies to endogenous FVIII in individuals with acquired hemophilia. We have described FVIII-hydrolyzing IgG both in hemophilia A patients with anti-FVIII IgG and in acquired hemophilia patients. Here, we compared(More)
Abzymes are immunoglobulins endowed with enzymatic activities. The catalytic activity of an abzyme resides in the variable domain of the antibody, which is constituted by the close spatial arrangement of amino acid residues involved in catalysis. The origin of abzymes is conferred by the innate diversity of the immunoglobulin gene repertoire. Under(More)
Among the numerous questions remaining opened about catalytic antibodies (abzymes), the understanding of the origin of the genes encoding them is of vital significance. An original statistical analysis of genes encoding abzymes is described in the present report. Results suggested that these genes display a high conservation degree with their germline(More)
Acquired haemophilia A (AHA) is a rare bleeding disorder characterized by the sudden generation of autoantibodies against factor VIII (FVIII) in individuals with no previous history of abnormal haemostasis. Understanding the pathogenesis of this disease has been hampered by the rarity of the patients and the difficulty in obtaining biological material from(More)
Polyreactive antibodies represent a significant fraction of immune repertoires and play an important role in the immune defense and immune homeostasis. Polyreactive B-cell receptors (BCR), however, are frequently expressed by B-cell lymphomas. It was suggested that polyreactive BCR on lymphoma cells might deliver stimulation signals by binding to various(More)
Renal transplant is the treatment of choice for patients with terminal end-stage renal disease. We have previously identified low levels of catalytic IgG as a potential prognosis marker for chronic allograft rejection. The origin and physiopathological relevance of catalytic Abs is not well understood, owing to the fact that catalytic Abs have been studied(More)
Catalytic antibodies are immunoglobulins endowed with enzymatic activity. Catalytic IgG has been reported in several human autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. In particular, low levels of catalytic IgG have been proposed as a prognostic marker for chronic allograft rejection in patients undergoing kidney transplant. Kidney allograft is a treatment of(More)
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