Chun Yu Kang

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The self-binding properties of a dominant idiotypic antibody (T15) and a minor idiotypic antibody (M603), both specific for phosphorylcholine, were examined as models of self-binding antibodies (autobodies). Observed differences in the self-binding affinity of T15 and M603 relate to variable sequence differences in their respective heavy and light chains. A(More)
We have previously generated and used anti-Id mAb (Ab2) to induce protective immunity against the L1210 DBA/2 tumor and for immunotherapy of established tumors. Among various anti-Id that were typed serologically as internal image Ab2 of the mouse mammary tumor virus tumor-associated Ag gp52, only one induced protective immunity and was effective in(More)
The role of the oligosaccharide portions of cell surface glycoproteins in the susceptibility of virus-infected cells to H-2-restricted cytolysis was investigated by using the antibiotic tunicamycin (TM). TM inhibits the addition of sugars to the polypeptides of glycoproteins. TM treatment of P815 cells before and during infection with vesicular stomatitis(More)
In this report we have shown that members of the murine self-binding antibody family, S107, form soluble complexes and precipitate under conditions in which non-self-binding antibodies remain in solution. Two approaches were used to demonstrate the self-association of autobodies: size-exclusion column chromatography and polyethylene glycol (PEG)-mediated(More)
Brains of nine early and four advanced Alzheimer patients have been investigated, utilizing three approaches to specify the threshold state of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Extensive thin sectioning electron microscopy (EM) of frontal lobe biopsies, correlated with stringent clinical assessment, has demonstrated that the neuronal cytoskeleton undergoes specific(More)
The aim of this study was to dissect neutralizing anti-gp120 antibody populations in seropositive asymptomatic individuals. Murine anti-Id mAb were raised against polyclonal affinity-purified human anti-gp120 antibodies. These anti-Id mAb were used to fractionate anti-gp120 antibodies from a pool of HIV-positive sera into idiotypically distinct anti-gp120(More)
The idiotype network concept needs to be revised in order to be in agreement with current data on protein/protein interactions, with the phenomenon of T and B cell recognition of idiotopes, and with the failure of certain anti-idiotypes to stimulate a given immune response. It is proposed that the distinction among Ab2 alpha, beta, and gamma is abandoned,(More)
Total anti-gp120 antibodies (total anti-gp120 Abs) were purified from a pool of four human immunodeficiency virus-positive (HIV+) sera by affinity chromatography on a gp120SF2-Sepharose column and exhibited both type- and group-specific neutralizing activities. To dissect the epitope specificity of the group-specific neutralizing antibodies, CD4 attachment(More)
We have developed a strategy to purify and characterize various anti-gp120 antibody populations in HIV+ sera by using anti-Id mAb. One preparation of human anti-gp120 antibody (ES+ Ab) isolated on an anti-Id mAb (ES)-conjugated immunoabsorbent exhibited a novel neutralizing epitope specificity. The ES+ Ab bound only to the native form of recombinant(More)