Denise Varella Katz

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A new monoclonal antibody, CSLEX1, directed against sialylated Lewisx was tested in parallel with a monoclonal antibody, CSLEA1, directed against sialylated Lewisa antigen. In tests with a solid-phase radioimmune sandwich assay, the sialylated Lewisx monoclonal antibody detected sera from certain cancer patients that were negative with the sialylated Lewisa(More)
UNLABELLED Acute renal failure has a high morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Severe sepsis and septic shock are important risk factors for the development of acute renal failure. Low-dose dopamine (0.5 to 3 mg/kg/min) has been used for decades as a renal-protective therapy in such patients, even in the absence of any controlled study to(More)
A micro-enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test and an ELISA inhibition test were developed and used to detect 4 monoclonal antibodies potentially useful for serodiagnosis of cancer. The 4 antibodies used in conjunction detected 73% of 71 sera from cancer patients and 8% of 42 sera from normal persons. Separately, the 4 antibodies reacted to tumors(More)
T Cell Modulatory Peptide (TCMP-80), L-lysine-L-serine, is a synthetic dipeptide structurally related to a selected amino acid sequence in human immunoglobulin G. Based on in vitro and preclinical in vivo testing, TCMP-80 has immunomodulatory properties. This report describes the first administration of TCMP-80 to man in a randomized, double-blind,(More)
Obese strain (OS) chickens develop spontaneous autoimmune thyroiditis (SAT) comparable in many aspects to human Hashimoto's thyroiditis. In a chronologic study on chickens of the Obese strain with B1B1 and B4B4 genotypes, immune and electron dense deposits suggesting immune complexes (IC) were found in the basal lamina of thyroid follicles (BLTF) as early(More)
In Obese strain (OS) chickens the role of maternal antibodies, passively transferred through the egg to the developing chick, was evaluated as a causative factor in the early development of spontaneous autoimmune thyroiditis (SAT). In the egg, passive antibody titers were highest in the yolk and lower in the allantoic fluid and sera of developing embryos.(More)
We have used information available in the UCLA International Transplant Registry to study the effect of HLA antigens on graft survival outcome. All results showed that of all antigens tested, the presence of DRl in the recipient was associated with the highest graft survival rate. There was a positive matching effect for most DR antigens that were either(More)
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