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Pharmacokinetic studies of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies necessitate the measurement of their biologically active fraction. The aim of this work was to develop an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for rituximab, a chimeric anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, based on its binding to a 20-mer peptide (P20) derived from the extracellular loop of human(More)
Partial ablation of the left fronto-parietal cerebral cortex decreases the number of spleen T cells, impairs IgG-alpha SRBC and T mitogen-induced responses, and delays the response to alloantigens. In contrast, these events are increased following a symmetric lesion of the right neocortex. The findings extend previous results showing that the neocortex(More)
The aim of this serial study was to define variations in T-lymphocyte populations during the first weeks of pregnancy. Results obtained with 14 women pregnant after artificial insemination show that the CD4+ population decreased significantly as soon as the fourth week. This decrease was concomitant with the HCG peak and could be compatible with certain(More)
In order to investigate whether deficient immunoglobulin production in common variable immunodeficiency (CVI) patients was related to defective T cells functions, phenotype and proliferative responses to mitogen of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were investigated in 9 patients with CVI. The results were compared to those of 12 age- and(More)
The natural killer (NK) reactivity of mouse spleen cells is controlled by the left brain neocortex and not by the right symmetrical brain area. The finding strongly suggests direct relationships between the central nervous system and the immune system, both involved in biological adaptation for the maintenance of homeostasis and body integrity in relation(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the value of the level of anti-topoisomerase I (anti-topo I) to evaluate lung involvement defined by abnormal high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) score and pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in systemic sclerosis (SS). PATIENTS Forty-eight patients with SS, 20 with lung involvement and 28 with no lung involvement. DESIGN(More)
The mechanisms by which vesicles of syncytiotrophoblast plasma membranes (STPM) prepared from full-term human placentas inhibit lymphocyte proliferation have been investigated. In the presence of STPM, IL-2 secretion and the expression of protein P55 (IL-2R P55) from its receptor were examined in two models of PBMC proliferation: induced by PHA in 3-day-old(More)