Bernard A. Nadel

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The ontogeny of the immunoglobulin (Ig) gene rearrangement in mammalian B cells seems to be ordered. Heavy chain gene segments rearrange first, followed by light chain gene segments, kappa before lambda. The genomic organization of murine lambda locus does not preclude the simultaneous expression of two subtypes from the same chromosome. In order to(More)
The murine lambda gene locus is organized as follows: V lambda 2-V lambda x-J lambda 2C lambda 2-psi J lambda 4C lambda 4-V lambda 1-J lambda 3C lambda 3-J lambda 1C lambda 1 where all segments have the same transcriptional orientation. The combinatorial process of gene recombination should allow the generation of eight distinct immunoglobulin light chains.(More)
We have recently shown that, from two BALB/c mice treated with rabbit anti-C lambda 2/C lambda 3 antibodies coupled to lipopolysaccharide, variable heavy chain (VH) family repertoires associated with lambda 2 or lambda 3 light chains can differ from one lambda subtype to another and from one individual mouse to another. Indeed, 4 out of 6 lambda 2 (VxJ2)(More)
We obtain here the complexity of solving a type of Prolog problem which Genesereth and Nilsson have called sequential constraint satisfactrlon. Such problems are of direct relevance to relational database retrieval as well as providing a tractable first step in analyzing Prolog problem-solving in the general case. The present paper provides the first(More)