Brigitte Jenewein

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Tetanus toxoid (TT) antibodies of 447 adult persons aged 27-69 years were investigated and analyzed in relationship with the time span since the last vaccination against tetanus as well as the serum concentration of neopterin. Neopterin is a pteridine, which is produced by monocytes/macrophages upon stimulation with the type 1 T cell-derived cytokine(More)
An increased production of proinflammatory cytokines occurs in a high percentage of elderly persons and is associated with an impaired humoral immune response. However, high IL-4 production has also been observed in old age. We now demonstrate an IL-4-producing subpopulation of CD8+ T cells in a subgroup of healthy older adults. This T cell subset is(More)
So far, very few studies exist on the naïve T cell population of elderly persons. Only recently an increase in the percentage of long lived CD4(+)CD31(-) naïve T cells has been claimed to occur with aging. We, therefore, characterised CD31(+) and CD31(-) CD45RA(+) CD4(+) T cells in young and healthy elderly persons. The production of IL-2 and IFN-gamma by(More)
High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the main etiologic factor for the development of cervical cancer. Infections by these viruses have been detected in virtually all cervical cancers. C-33A is one of the rare cervical cancer derived cell lines considered as HPV-negative. Employing monoclonal antibodies raised against a conformational epitope of the(More)
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