Deepanker Tewari

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Trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi express a set of surface glycoproteins known, collectively, as Tc-85. A monoclonal antibody to these proteins, named H1A10, inhibits (50-90%) in vitro parasite interiorization into host cells, thus implicating these glycoproteins in the infection process. Two DNA inserts, a genomic DNA fragment and a full-length cDNA(More)
The previously identified major protein components of the paraflagellar rod in Trypanosoma cruzi, PAR 1 and PAR 2, were analyzed to determine if they are distinct proteins or different conformations of a single polypeptide as has been suggested for other trypanosomatids. Amino acid sequence analysis showed PAR 1 and PAR 2 to be two distinct polypeptides.(More)
HIV-1 gag p17 protein is an attractive target for molecular intervention, because it is involved in the viral replication cycle at both the pre- and postintegration levels. In the present experiments, we targeted p17 by intracellularly expressing a cDNA encoding an Ab to p17. cDNA from a hybridoma-secreting Ab to p17 was cloned, sequenced, reconstructed as(More)
Interleukin-16 (IL-16) is secreted by activated CD8+ T lymphocytes and acts on CD4+ T lymphocytes, monocytes and eosinophils. Recently, the C-terminal 130-amino acid portion of IL-16 was shown to suppress HIV-1 replication in vitro. To explore the potential of human IL-16 for gene therapy, this portion was transfected into HIV-1-susceptible CD4+ Jurkat(More)
We have previously described a tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) response element, located between residues -188 and -140 of the human decorin promoter, that mediates the inhibitory effect of TNF-alpha on decorin gene expression (Mauviel, A., Santra, M., Chen, Y.-Q., Uitto, J., and Iozzo, R. V. (1995) J. Biol. Chem. 270, 11692-11700). In this report,(More)
The trypomastigote specific surface antigens of Trypanosoma cruzi are encoded by a supergene family which includes the TSA family. The TSA family is characterized by the presence of a 27-bp tandem repeat array in the coding region. Here, we report the characterization and analysis of the three TSA family members in the Esmeraldo strain of the parasite. In(More)
HIV-1 replication is inhibited in T cells transfected with an anti-gp41 single chain antibody (ScFv) or IL-16. These two molecules target totally different events in the HIV-1 replication cycle. The present study shows that HIV-1 replication is inhibited to a substantially greater extent and for a longer duration in cells transfected with both anti-gp41 and(More)
Plasmids containing single chain Fv (scFv) non-neutralizing human anti-HIV-1 gp41 Ab cDNA, with or without endoplasmic reticulum (ER) or trans-Golgi network (TGN) retention signals, were constructed. Stable transfectants expressing these scFvs then were generated from COS-7 cells and HIV-1-susceptible CD4+ human T cells (Jurkat). scFv without a retention(More)
BACKGROUND Previously we reported that human CD4(+) T cell lines stably expressing anti-HIV-1 gag p17 scFv/Ckappa in the cytosol or nucleus were resistant to HIV-1 challenge. Inhibition of HIV-1 by anti-HIV-1 gag p17 scFv/Ckappa occurred at both the pre- and post-integration steps of the viral cycle. To simulate more closely the in vivo infection process,(More)