Cornelius J. Melief

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Adult athymic Nu/Nu mice showed increased susceptibility to lethal infection with murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) when compared to their heterozygous T cell-competent Nu/+ littermates. However, the extent of this increase in susceptibility varied dramatically depending on the genetic background of the mice carrying the Nu/Nu gene. Genetically susceptible(More)
Inhibitory natural killer receptors (NKRs) such as killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) in humans and Ly49 molecules in mice are expressed on NK cells and recognize multiple major histocompatibility (MHC) class I proteins. In humans and mice, a subset of CD8+ T cells also expresses NKRs and harbors a memory phenotype. Using mice that are(More)
We identified a tumor-associated cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) epitope derived from the widely expressed human MDM2 oncoprotein and were able to bypass self-tolerance to this tumor antigen in HLA-A*0201 (A2.1) transgenic mice and by generating A2.1-negative, allo-A2.1–restricted human T lymphocytes. A broad range of malignant, as opposed to nontransformed(More)
The transforming protein E7 of human papilloma virus type 16 can stimulate cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) which can protect experimental animals against growth of E7 expressing tumour cells. In this study we compared CTL responses in mice immunized with either E7 protein in MF59 adjuvant or with recombinant vaccinia virus expressing E7 (Vac-E7). We have(More)
Murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) induces rapid production of a partially pH 2-stable type 1 interferon, the serum level of which is controlled by non-H-2-linked host genes. The production of high, intermediate, and low levels of interferon was found in C3H/He, C57BL/10, and BALB/c mice, respectively, and the use of H-2 congenic mice on the BALB/c or C57BL/10(More)
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