Cameron W. Pierce

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The ability of antigen-bearing syngeneic and allogeneic peptone-induced peritoneal exudate macrophages to support development of primary and secondary antibody responses by murine lymphoid or spleen cells in vitro has been investigated. The antigen used was the terpolymer of L-glutamic acid60-L-alanine30-L-tyrosine10 (GAT). Syngeneic and allogeneic(More)
Concanavalin A, a nonspecific polyclonal activator of T lymphocytes, activates Lyl and Ly23 subclasses to the same degree. After activation, the Ly23 subclass, but not the Lyl subclass, has the following properties: (a) Suppression of the antibody response to sheep erythrocytes (SRBC) in vitro. (b) Production of a soluble factor that suppresses the(More)
The modulation and strength of the human soleus short latency stretch reflex was investigated by mechanically perturbing the ankle during an unconstrained pedaling task. Eight subjects pedaled at 60 rpm against a preload of 10 Nm. A torque pulse was applied to the crank at various positions during the crank cycle, producing ankle dorsiflexion perturbations(More)
We attempted to determine whether T cells express any VH gene segments. cDNA libraries were constructed from one suppressor and two helper T cell hybridomas. Both the library construction and screening were designed to maximize detection of a wide range of VH gene segments. One screening method should detect about half of the sequenced VH genes, while the(More)
We have attempted to determine whether T cells and B cells that have the same antigenic specificity and whose receptors share idiotypic determinants in fact express similar VH gene segments. To do this, we have obtained and characterized a cDNA clone containing the entire coding sequence for the VH gene from a glutamic acid60/alanine30/tyrosine10(More)
Virgin spleen cells develop comparable primary antibody responses in vitro to syngeneic or allogeneic macrophages (Mphi) bearing the terpolymer L-glutamic acid60-L-alanine30-L-tyrosine10 (GAT), whereas immune spleen cells primed with syngeneic or allogeneic GAT-Mphi develop secondary responses preferentially when stimulated with GAT-Mphi syngeneic to the(More)
The in vitro secondary cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response to Sendai virus-treated stimulator cells by primed spleen cells from thymus gland-grafted nude mice was examined. BALB/c (H-2d) nude mice grafted with allogeneic C57BL/10 (H-2b) thymus glands developed CTL responses directed exclusively to Sendai virus-infected H-2d target cells. (C57BL/6 X(More)
Culture supernatant fluids from spleen cells from C57BL/10 or BALB/c mice neonatally treated with semiallogeneic (B 10.D2 x B10)F1 cells to induce haplotype-specific suppressor T cells and restimulated with macrophages syngeneic at I-A with the allogeneic haplotype encountered as neonates contain a soluble factor capable of suppressing primary in vitro(More)
A hybridoma-derived, GAT-specific suppressor T cell factor (GAT-TsFR) from responder C57BL/10 mice has been purified to apparent chemical homogeneity using reversed phase HPLC techniques. 40 l of starting material yielded approximately 880 micrograms protein with a specific activity of 28.4 X 10(3) S50 U/ng protein representing a purification factor of 4.2(More)