C H O'Hair

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A solid-phase radioimmunoassay was developed to detect immunoglobulin (Ig)E antibodies that bound to human IgG. IgE-rheumatoid factor activity was found in the serum of 18 of 20 patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis, 1 of 4 patients with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, 3 of 32 patients with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis, 3 of 32 patients(More)
The studies presented herein provide details of an in vitro system in which IgE biosynthesis by human peripheral mononuclear cells can be stimulated by exposure to pokeweed mitogen (PWM). Mononuclear cells of normal donors or patients with hyperimmunoglobulinemia E were cultured in 2 stages, the first stage consisting of exposure of cells to stimulating(More)
This study was performed to address the controversy concerning human IgE biosynthesis in vitro induced by stimulation with pokeweed mitogen (PWM) or other agents. The controversy has focused on the specificity of reagents employed for quantitatively determining human IgE in culture supernatant fluids. Specifically, questions have been raised as to whether(More)
Experiments are presented herein that demonstrate the capacity to stimulate human peripheral mononuclear cells to synthesize and secrete significant quantities of IgE molecules in vitro by exposure to appropriate concentrations of 2,4-dinitrophenyl (DNP)-protein conjugates, pokeweed mitogen (PWM), or a combination of DNP-proteins and PWM. Cultures(More)
During the last few years studies in rats and mice have demonstrated IgE-binding factors, some of which have IgE-selective regulatory activities. This prompted us to develop a rapid, sensitive screening assay for measuring IgE-binding factors in humans. The principle of the assay is to measure the degree of inhibition of binding between anti-human IgE(More)
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