Annette Hadley

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T cells are critical for clearing infection and preventing tumors induced by polyoma virus, a natural murine papovavirus. We previously identified the immunodominant epitope for polyoma virus-specific CTL in tumor-resistant H-2k mice as the Dk-restricted peptide, MT389-397, derived from the polyoma middle T oncoprotein. In this study, we developed(More)
Although immunity against intracellular pathogens is primarily provided by CD8 T lymphocytes that recognize pathogen-derived peptides presented by major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class Ia molecules, MHC class Ib-restricted CD8 T cells have been implicated in antiviral immunity. Using mouse polyoma virus (PyV), we found that MHC class Ia-deficient(More)
The neuroendocrine system plays a key role in the regulation of the secretion of the thymic peptide, thymulin, but it remains to be determined whether thymulin exerts reciprocal regulatory actions on the functional activity of the hypothalamo-pituitary axis. In the present study, we have used a well established in vitro preparation to examine the influence(More)
Virus-specific CD4(+) T cells optimize antiviral responses by providing help for antiviral humoral responses and CD8(+) T cell differentiation. Although CD4(+) T cell responses to viral infections that undergo complete clearance have been studied extensively, less is known about virus-specific CD4(+) T cell responses to viruses that persistently infect(More)
1. Preliminary studies in our laboratories showed that the synthetic xanthine analogue denbufylline, a selective type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE-4) inhibitor, is a potent activator of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis when given orally to adult male rats. This paper describes the results of experiments in which well established in vivo and in vitro(More)
Repetitive Ag encounter, coupled with dynamic changes in Ag density and inflammation, imparts phenotypic and functional heterogeneity to memory virus-specific CD8 T cells in persistently infected hosts. For herpesvirus infections, which cycle between latency and reactivation, recent studies demonstrate that virus-specific T cell memory is predominantly(More)
We recently identified a protective MHC class Ib-restricted CD8 T cell response to infection with mouse polyomavirus. These CD8 T cells recognize a peptide from aa 139-147 of the VP2 viral capsid protein bound to the nonpolymorphic H-2Q9 molecule, a member of the Qa-2 family of β(2)m-associated MHC class Ib molecules. Q9:VP2.139-specific CD8 T cells exhibit(More)
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