David W. Mason

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W3/25 antibody is the monoclonal product of a hybrid cell resulting from the fusion of a mouse myeloma cell line with spleen cells from a mouse immunized with rat thymocytes. Pure clones have been derived, and segregants free of parental myeloma chains have been isolated. Previous studies have shown that this antibody recognizes a subpopulation of T cells(More)
Lewis rats with experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), induced either by the subcutaneous injection of guinea pig myelin basic protein (MBP) or by the adoptive transfer of MBP-primed spleen cells, suffer from a single episode of paralysis from which they recover spontaneously. Animals developing EAE were found to have greatly elevated levels of(More)
Biodegradable controlled-release microsphere systems made with the biocompatible biodegradable polyester excipient poly [DL lactide-co-glycolide] constitute an exciting new technology for drug delivery to the central nervous system (CNS). The present study describes functional observations indicating that implantation of dopamine (DA) microspheres(More)
Neural grafts from day 17-19 fetal rats or mice survived well when transplanted into syngeneic, or immunodeficient hosts, thus demonstrating that there are no non-immunological barriers to cross-species transplantation of neuronal tissue in rats and mice. However, intraventricular grafts from rat to mouse, or vice versa, in immunocompetent animals were(More)
A mouse monoclonal antibody (MRC OX-22) is described that labels rat T cells which mediate graft-versus-host reactions and those responsible for the suppression of antibody synthesis in hosts undergoing these reactions. In contrast, most of the T cells that provide help for B cells are MRC OX-22 negative. These results, taken together with those published(More)
Immunization protocols that induce high levels of delayed-type hypersensitivity are often associated with low levels of antibody production, whereas alternative immunization strategies can produce the opposite effect. This reciprocal relationship appears to depend, at least in part, on the fact that T cell-derived lymphokines that are predominantly involved(More)
The fluorescence activated cell sorter was used to determine the class of immunoglobulin on the thoracic duct lymphocytes (TDL) which carried IgG memory. Although only about 3% of all TDL carried membrane IgG these cells accounted for most, if not all, of the adoptive IgG anti-DNP response. It is concluded that both CR+ and CR- cells mediating IgG memory in(More)
Cell-surface differentiation antigens which are associated with particular lymphocyte subsets are likely to be molecules which mediate specific functions of the cells which display them. One way to investigate this hypothesis is to see whether antibodies directed against such antigens will inhibit functional systems. This approach can be attempted with(More)