Enrico Calef

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An association between gangliosides and neuronal regeneration in goldfish is demonstrated in the present study. A single intraocular injection of affinity purified anti-GM1 antibodies administered simultaneously with crush injury of the optic nerve, inhibits the regenerating process as expressed by two parameters: protein synthesis in the retina and in(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA sequences were detected in four established monoblast or early monocytic cell lines (CM-S, ROV-S, CV-S and AD-S) obtained from bone marrow of children suffering from maturation defects of haematopoiesis. EBV is present in these cells in a latent state. The viral DNA in these cell lines was analysed by Southern blot(More)
Hexasaminidase P, the main isozyme of hexosaminidase in pregnancy serum, was isolated and purified 600--700-fold by a two-step purification procedure--affinity chromatography on Sepharose-bound epsilon-aminocaproyl-N-acetylglucosylamine, followed by ion-exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose. The purified enzyme was subjected to biochemical and(More)
The lesions induced in man by Entamoeba histolytica are characterized by massive tissue injury in the absence of major local signs of a host immune response. The amoeba damages surrounding cells preferentially by contact-mediated cytolysis. Recently, a presumptive aetiological factor underlying this process has been identified. It is a protein, amoebapore,(More)
To investigate the involvement of cytosolic proteins in exocytosis, a system with high temporal and spatial resolution has been developed that allows us to detect the interaction of Ca(2+)- and membrane-binding proteins with the plasma membrane during stimulation of intact chromaffin and PC12 (rat pheochromocytoma) cells. We used 5-iodonaphthalene-1-azide(More)
Localization of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA was studied by in situ hybridization on chromosomes from the Namalwa Burkitt lymphoma cell line and from a lymphoblastoid cell line transformed in vitro (ATL9/g). The five chromosome bands 1p32, 1q31, 5q21, 13q21, and 16p13 showed the presence of EBV DNA in both of the lines. Grain deposition at the site on(More)
The uptake by murine macrophages of liposomes, exhibiting one of a variety of haptenic groups on their surfaces, was greatly enhanced by the addition of an intact antibody or a lectin specific for the incorporated hapten. The uptake of untreated liposomes was slow and linear over long periods, whereas upon addition of the antibody or lectin, over 30-fold(More)