Dimpu M Patel

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T cell expression of class II MHC/peptide complexes may be important for maintenance of peripheral self-tolerance, but mechanisms underlying the genesis of class II MHC glycoproteins on T cells are not well resolved. T cell APC (T-APC) used herein were transformed IL-2-dependent clones that constitutively synthesized class II MHC glycoproteins. When pulsed(More)
The proteasome inhibitor Velcade (bortezomib/PS-341) has been shown to block the targeted proteolytic degradation of short-lived proteins that are involved in cell maintenance, growth, division, and death, advocating the use of proteasomal inhibitors as therapeutic agents. Although many studies focused on the use of one proteasomal inhibitor for therapy, we(More)
Activated rat T cells, like human T cells, synthesize class II MHC glycoproteins (MHCII) and absorb MHCII from neighboring T cells. This study focused on interactions of myelin basic protein (MBP)-specific T cells that either synthesized MHCII or absorbed MHCII during activation to assess cellular structures associated with presentation of functional(More)
Activated T cells acquire antigen presenting cell- (APC) derived class II major histocompatibility complex glycoproteins (MHCII) but the role of TCR in this process is controversial. This study provides additional evidence that ligation of TCR initiates activation-dependent processes that independently mediate acquisition of APC-derived molecules. First,(More)
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