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We sought to produce a complement inhibitory protein possessing oligosaccharides specifically modified to contain the sialyl Lewis x (sLe(x)) moiety. This modified glycoprotein could combine anti-complement activity with the ability to inhibit selectin-mediated interactions and concentrate this activity to sites of activated endothelium where selectins are(More)
Using a vaccine approach, we immunized New Zealand White rabbits with a peptide containing a region of cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) known to be required for neutral lipid transfer function. These rabbits had significantly reduced plasma CETP activity and an altered lipoprotein profile. In a cholesterol-fed rabbit model of atherosclerosis, the(More)
The T cell antigen receptor is a multiple subunit membrane protein made from six different polypeptide chains (alpha beta gamma delta epsilon zeta). The subunits are transmembrane proteins but only receptors assembled from all six chains are transported efficiently to the plasma membrane. Partial receptors and single subunits fail to reach the Golgi(More)
The T cell antigen receptor (TCR) plays a key role in the process of antigen recognition. It is a complex of at least seven peptide chains (alpha beta gamma delta epsilon zeta-zeta). It is found on the surface of mature T cells and functions in antigen binding in the presence of the major histocompatibility complex. It has been known for some time that(More)
Ultrastructural and functional studies were carried out on nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) peripheral blood cells in order ot identify cells of definitive morphology and specific function. Along with erythrocytes and thrombocytes, four morphologically distinct leucocytes are recognized in peripheral blood: two types of granulocytes, the 'eosiniphil'(More)
Spontaneous cytolytic activity of shark peripheral blood leukocytes is observed only during periods of decreased environmental temperature (less than 23 degrees C). The effector cell is adherent to glass and is phagocytic. Leukocytes tested during warmer periods (26-31 degrees C) exhibit no spontaneous activity; however, glass-adherent cells isolated from(More)
Antigen recognition by human T lymphocytes and initiation of T-cell activation are mediated by a group of integral membrane proteins, the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR) and the T3 complex. The polypeptides which comprise T3 (a gamma-chain of relative molecular mass (Mr) 25,000 (25K), and delta and epsilon chains of 20K each) are physically associated with(More)
The antigen receptor on human T lymphocytes consists of two variable immunoglobulin-like glycoproteins, alpha and beta, which occur in association with three invariable T3 membrane proteins. In humans two of these proteins, T3-gamma and T3-delta, are glycoproteins of relative molecular mass (Mr) 25,000 (25K) and 20,000 (20K), respectively, while the third,(More)
Previous studies have demonstrated that spleen cells from DBA/2 mice protected against challenge with a leukemogenic dose of Friend leukemia virus (FLV) by passive administration of xenogeneic antiviral or anti-FLV Mr 71,000 viral envelope glycoprotein antisera can adoptively transfer antiviral resistance to unimmunized irradiated syngeneic recipients. In(More)
A subset of human T cells has recently been described. These cells express the CD3 complex but they do not carry the classical T-cell receptor (TCR)-alpha/-beta heterodimer on their surface (WT31- CD3+). Instead, they express a TCR-gamma chain associated with another type of polypeptide termed TCR-delta. We report here that a T-cell clone with natural(More)