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Biological and serological assays have been used to define four subregions for the I region of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) in the order I-A, I-B, I-J, and I-E. The I-J subregion presumably encodes the I-J polypeptide of the elusive T-cell suppressor factors. Restriction enzyme site polymorphisms and DNA sequence analyses of the I region from(More)
The cytochrome b heavy chain (gp91-phox) is expressed exclusively in terminally differentiating myelomonocytic cells. The human gp91-phox gene spans approximately 30 kilobases, and is divided into 13 exons. A ubiquitous factor that is indistinguishable from the CCAAT-binding factor CP1 interacts in vitro with the distal gp91-phox promoter CCAAT box motif.(More)
Transcription of erythroid-expressed genes and normal erythroid development in vivo are dependent on a regulatory protein (GATA-1) that recognizes a consensus GATA motif. GATA-1 expression is itself restricted to erythroid progenitors and to two related hematopoietic lineages, megakaryocytes and mast cells. During cellular maturation the levels of GATA-1(More)
In contrast to wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), where loss of vision is typically acute and treatment leads to a relatively rapid reduction in retinal fluid and subsequent improvements in visual acuity (VA), disease progression and vision loss in geographic atrophy (GA) owing to AMD are gradual processes. Although GA can result in significant(More)
A simple and rapid strategy for DNA sequence analysis based on the Sanger chain-termination method is described. This procedure utilizes full-sized inserts of 1 to 4 kb of DNA cloned into M13 bacteriophage vectors. After the sequence of the first 600-650 bp of the insert DNA has been determined with the commercially available universal vector primer, a(More)
A cDNA clone YT35 , synthesized from poly(A)+ RNA of the human T cell tumor Molt 3, exhibits homology to the variable (V), joining (J), and constant (C) regions of immunoglobulin genes. We have isolated and sequenced the germ-line V and J gene segment counterparts to YT35 from a human cosmid library, and these failed to encode 14 nucleotides of the cDNA(More)
It has been postulated that the variable region of the beta-polypeptide of the murine T-cell antigen receptor is encoded by three distinct germ-line gene segments--variable (V beta), diversity (D beta) and joining (J beta)--that are rearranged to generate a V beta gene. Germ-line V beta and J beta gene segments have been isolated previously. Here we report(More)
Mutations in the Aire gene result in a clinical phenomenon known as Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome (APS) Type I, which classically manifests as a triad of adrenal insufficiency, hypoparathyroidism, and chronic mucocutaneous infections. In addition to this triad, a number of other autoimmune diseases have been observed in APS1 patients including Sjögren's(More)
We have isolated and sequenced five germline V beta gene segments that are homologous to the V region of the YT35 cDNA encoding the beta chain of the T cell antigen receptor from the tumor MOLT-3. One of these gene segments is identical to the YT35 V segment, and therefore is the corresponding germline V beta gene segment encoding the YT35 cDNA. The other(More)
PURPOSE To explore non-invasive, protein-based, membrane array technology as a means to evaluate the global immune and angiogenic profile of tear proteins in patients with active ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (OCP). METHODS Forty-three proteins consisting of cytokines, angiogenic/growth factors, and immunoinflammatory modulators were measured by membrane(More)