Carl Harald Janson

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The T cell receptor (TCR) variable (V) gene repertoire was analyzed in patients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) (n = 17), multiple myeloma (MM) stage I (n = 16), MM stages II/III (n = 31) and age-matched controls (n = 27) by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry using a panel of mouse monoclonal antibodies (mAb) (n = 10)(More)
We have previously analysed the T-cell receptor (TCR) V-gene usage in peripheral blood T lymphocytes from a group of healthy Scandinavians, and described a biased representation (i.e. a statistically significant higher median representation) for some of the TCR V genes towards the CD4+ subpopulation. In a subsequent study the usage of the same V genes was(More)
Mouse monoclonal antibodies recognizing cell surface molecules on tumour cells from a patient with a T-cell chronic lymphatic leukaemia (T-CLL) have been produced. Three different types of idiotype-like cell surface structures were identified. One molecule had a relative molecular weight (Mr) of 90,000 under non-reduced conditions and of 42,000 upon(More)
We compared T cell receptor (TCR) V-segment frequencies in human leukocyte antigen (HLA) identical siblings to sibling pairs who differ at one or both HLA haplotypes using four V beta-specific and one V alpha-specific monoclonal antibody. In every one of nine families HLA-identical sibs had the most similar patterns of V-segment frequencies in their(More)
The expression of seven different alpha and beta gene segments of the T cell receptor on normal human CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes, respectively, was examined using V gene-specific monoclonal antibodies. We found a statistically significant (p less than 0.001) bias of the expression of four V gene products towards the CD4+ subpopulation. In every individual(More)
Certain T cell antigen receptor V gene products in man have been shown by us and others to display a reproducible bias for preferential expression in CD4+ or CD8+ T cell subsets. In order to investigate whether such a skewed representation of V gene segments is also present at the J gene segment level, we tested the relative J beta gene usage by V beta 5.1(More)
We have examined alpha/beta V gene segment usage of peripheral blood CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, respectively, from patients with multiple myeloma and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, by using T cell receptor (TCR) for antigen monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs). In 7 of 16 patients we found an increase in the usage of various TCR V gene segments.(More)
To determine the extent of V-gene heterogeneity of blood T lymphocytes in patients suffering from Myasthenia Gravis (MG), we used eight recently available monoclonal antibodies (MoAb), directed against different V alpha and V beta gene products of the variable part of the T-cell receptor (TCR), covering approximately 25% of the alpha/beta T cells in normal(More)
The alpha/beta T cell receptor (TcR) V gene usage of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) lymphocytes and peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from 11 sarcoidosis patients and 4 healthy controls was investigated, using eight alpha/beta TcR V gene product-specific monoclonal antibodies (mAb). Twenty-seven percent (3/11) of the sarcoidosis patients had a highly(More)
A murine anti-idiotypic monoclonal antibody (mAb), F1, (IgG2a) was produced against the variable part of the T-cell receptor for antigen (Ti, α/β) on the tumor cells of a patient with T-cell chronic lymphatic leukemia (CD3+, 8+, 4−). The molecular weight of the protein reactive with mAb F1, comodulation and coprecipitation with anti-CD3 antibody, and the(More)