Elaine Kinney-Thomas

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Humoral and cellular immunity against two major glycoproteins (gp) of varicella-zoster virus (VZV), gp I (gp 90/58) and gp III (gp 118), and against a nonglycosylated phosphoprotein (p 170) was demonstrated in human subjects. Primary VZV infection was accompanied by the development of IgG to gp I (mean titer 1:200), gp III (mean titer 1:132), and p 170(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to defined peptide epitopes on gp120 from human immunodeficiency virus type 1 were used to investigate the involvement of their epitopes in gp120 binding to the CD4 receptor. Recombinant vaccinia viruses were constructed that expressed either full-length gp120 (v-ED6), or a truncated gp120 lacking 44 amino acids at the carboxyl(More)
Primary varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection of humans may result in latent infection of sensory neurons in the peripheral nervous system. To examine the interaction of VZV with the sensory neuron we infected immunochemically defined human neurons with cell-associated VZV. Utilizing double-label immunofluorescence technology, a VZV-specific glycoprotein(More)
We found inflammatory patterns of transparent lymphocytes on increased numbers of histiocytes suggestive of chlamydial infection in 68 (56%) of 121 cervical cytologic smears. Chlamydia trachomatis was isolated from 36 (53%) of those with and only two (4%) of those without such inflammatory patterns. Direct stain with fluorescein-conjugated monoclonal(More)
Strain 2 guinea-pigs were inoculated with infectious varicella-zoster virus (VZV) or with immunoaffinity-purified proteins of VZV. Monoclonal antibodies to the VZV gpI (90,000/58,000 complex) and to a non-glycosylated protein, p170, were used to prepare the polypeptide antigens. Humoral and cell-mediated immune responses to the infectious virus were(More)
Monoclonal antibodies raised against viral lysate of HIV-1 (strain LAV-1) and against recombinant gp 160 of HIV-1 (strain HTLV IIIB) which neutralized HIV-1 in a type specific manner were mapped with the aid of peptides (Pepscan analysis). Each of these monoclonal antibodies bound to peptides located on the principal neutralizing domain (PND) of HIV-1. We(More)
As a first step toward identifying papova virus-specific transplantation antigens and characterizing the immune response to these antigens, a series of congenic B10 mouse lines transformed by polyoma virus and SV40 has been obtained. B10.D2 (H-2d) mice immunized with x-irradiated polyoma-transformed B10.D2 cells (PyB10.D2) contained within their spleens a(More)
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