E. Jaffe

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Eighty-three patients with circulating anticoagulants were studied at The New York Hospital. The lupus-type anticoagulant, an inhibitor of the prothrombin activator complex, was demonstrated in 58 patients. The inhibitor was identified using the blood and tissue thromboplastin inhibition tests. Inhibition by the lupus anticoagulant was augmented in 67% of(More)
Thrombospondin, the major glycoprotein released from alpha-granules of thrombin-stimulated platelets, is a disulfide-bonded trimer of 160 kilodalton subunits and apparently functions as a platelet lectin. Because cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells synthesize and secrete a glycoprotein (GP-160) which is a disulfide-bonded multimer of 160 kdalton(More)
Thrombospondin, one of the major glycoproteins released from alpha-granules of thrombin-stimulated platelets, is a disulfide-linked trimer of 160,000-dalton subunits. Cultured human monocytes secreted thrombospondin (determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) into the culture medium in a time-dependent manner (1.45 micrograms/10(6) cells/24 hr);(More)
We have previously shown that aspirin-treated endothelial cells synthesize prostacyclin (PGI(2)) from the purified prostaglandin endoperoxide PGH(2) (1978. J. Biol. Chem.253: 7138). To ascertain whether aspirin-treated endothelial cells produce PGI(2) from endoperoxides released by stimulated platelets, [(3)H]arachidonic acid-prelabeled platelets were(More)
Studies were performed to determine if cultured human endothelial cells synthesized basement membrane collagen. In culture, endothelial cells were attached to grossly visible membranous structures which on light microscopy were composed of ribbons of dense, amorphous material. On transmission electron microscopy, these membranous structures consisted of(More)
Decay-accelerating factor (DAF) has been previously described only in cells of bone marrow origin where it serves as a negative modulator of complement activation. Using mAb against human DAF, we demonstrated the presence of DAF in human umbilical vein endothelial cells by immunofluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry. By means of an immunoradiometric(More)
Interleukin 1 (IL-1) is a potent mediator of inflammatory and immunologic phenomena. In addition, IL-1 may be intimately involved in the regulation of hemostasis, since interaction of IL-1 with endothelial cells has been reported to induce tissue factor activity. We demonstrate that perturbation of the endothelial cell induces augmented IL-1 release. Human(More)
The CD79 molecule, comprising two polypeptide chains, mb-1 (CD79a) and B29 (CD79b), is physically associated in the B-cell membrane with immunoglobulin. It transmits a signal after antigen binding and may, therefore, be considered the B cell equivalent of CD3. It appears before the pre-B-cell stage, and the mb-1 (CD79a) chain can still be present at the(More)