Chella S. David

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A model of arthritis was established by the injection of type II collagen into mice. Only mice bearing the H-2q haplotype were susceptible to the disease. Susceptibility was further mapped by the use of recombinant strains on the Iq locus. Type II collagen arthritis was observed in the (resistant X susceptible) F1 cross. Mice strains were designated high,(More)
Extensive studies in different ethnic groups have associated the susceptibility to development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with the third hypervariable region of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) HLA-DR beta 1 molecule. On the basis of recent findings in the experimental mouse model of collagen-induced arthritis, Eric Zanelli, Miguel Gonzalez-Gay(More)
Strains of mice sharing common H-2 haplotypes but different genetic backgrounds, and H-2 congenic strains of mice differing only at H-2 genes were studied to assess the role of H-2 and non-H-2 genes in immunity to challenge infections with the nematode parasite Nematospiroides dubius. Strains of mice sharing the H-2k haplotype were uniformly more(More)
Trophoblast, the only fetal tissue in direct contact with maternal cells, fails to express the polymorphic HLA class I molecules HLA-A and -B, but does express the nonpolymorphic class I molecule HLA-G. It is thought that HLA-G may provide some of the functions of a class I molecule without stimulating maternal immune rejection of the fetal semiallograft.(More)
Familial clustering of autoimmune thyroid diseases has led to studies of their association with human major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II genes. One such gene implicated in Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is HLA-DR3, but the association is weak and is contradicted by other reports. On the other hand, murine experimental autoimmune thyroiditis(More)
The different origins of Cajal-Retzius cells (CRc) as well as their diverse molecular profile suggest that this cell type may represent different neuronal subpopulations. In order to investigate whether CRc from different origins show distinct functional or morphological characteristics we used transgenic Dbx1(cre);ROSA26(YFP) mice in which two(More)
We utilized two methods to look for T cell clonal expansions in myasthenia gravis (MG). We analyzed TCRBV CDR3 length polymorphism (spectratyping) to look for evidence of clonal expansion of CD4 or CD8 T cells directly from peripheral blood of MG patients. No statistically significant differences were found between the diversity of TCR repertoires in MG(More)
Active delivery of recombinant autoantigens or allergens at the intestinal mucosa by genetically modified Lactococcus lactis (LL) provides a novel therapeutic approach for the induction of tolerance. Celiac disease is associated with either HLA-DQ2- or HLA-DQ8-restricted responses to specific antigenic epitopes of gliadin, and may be treated by induction of(More)
After skeletal muscle is denervated, fibroblasts near neuromuscular junctions proliferate more than fibroblasts distant from synaptic sites, and they accumulate adhesive molecules such as tenascin (Gatchalian, C. L., M. Schachner, and J. R. Sanes. 1989. J. Cell Biol. 108:1873-1890). This response could reflect signals that arise perisynaptically after(More)