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Standard nomenclature for the superantigens expressed by Staphylococcus.
The International Nomenclature Committee for Staphylococcal Superantigens proposes an international procedure for the designation of newly described superantigens and putative superantigens, aExpand
The Envelope Protein of a Human Endogenous Retrovirus-W Family Activates Innate Immunity through CD14/TLR4 and Promotes Th1-Like Responses1
Multiple sclerosis-associated retroviral element (MSRV) is a retroviral element, the sequence of which served to define the W family of human endogenous retroviruses. MSRV viral particles displayExpand
Regulation of TCR α and β gene allelic exclusion during T-cell development
Abstract Early in their development, most T cells become committed to the expression of one, and only one, TCR αβ combination. How do T cells achieve this TCR allelic exclusion? This articleExpand
Origin and radiation of the house mouse: clues from nuclear genes
Although quite a lot is known about the genetic structure of the polytypic species Mus musculus at the periphery of its range, the centre of origin and dispersion of the species remains unknown. ToExpand
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Evades NKG2D-Dependent NK Cell Responses through NS5A-Mediated Imbalance of Inflammatory Cytokines
Understanding how hepatitis C virus (HCV) induces and circumvents the host's natural killer (NK) cell-mediated immunity is of critical importance in efforts to design effective therapeutics. WeExpand
The mouse Igh-1a and Igh-1b H chain constant regions are derived from two distinct isotypic genes
Genetic and structural analyses of the mouse genes encoding constant region of immunoglobulin subclasses (Igh-C) have shown that recombination is rare within this cluster which is inherited as a setExpand
Multiple sclerosis retrovirus particles and recombinant envelope trigger an abnormal immune response in vitro, by inducing polyclonal Vbeta16 T-lymphocyte activation.
A retroviral element (MSRV) defining a family of genetically inherited endogenous retroviruses (HERV-W) has recently been characterized in cell cultures from patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). ToExpand
Further evidence that BALB/c and C57BL/6 gamma 2a genes originate from two distinct isotypes.
Gene conversion by the corresponding gamma 2b gene has been proposed to explain the multiple differences between the nucleic acid sequences of BALB/c (Igh‐1a) and C57BL/6 (Igh‐1b) gamma 2aExpand
Fine characterization of intrahepatic NK cells expressing natural killer receptors in chronic hepatitis B and C.
BACKGROUND/AIMS The fate of intrahepatic NK cell subsets in the course of HCV and HBV infections is not clearly understood. METHODS Blood and intrahepatic CD56(+) NK cell subsets (expressing NKG2A,Expand
Rearrangement and expression of T cell receptor and immunoglobulin loci in immortalized CD4−CDS−T cell lines
Injection of newborn mice with mixtures of wild‐type moloney murine leukemia (Mo‐MuLV) virus and other recombinant retroviruses harboring the myc oncogene alone or in combination with the H‐rasExpand