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Gale and Shapley focused on a common problem faced by colleges based on their usual admissions procedure—namely, how to admit the ideal number of best-qualified applicants based on a specific quota without knowing precisely how many admitted applicants will accept. For example, the authors note the college may not know whether the applicant has applied(More)
The present work was initiated to define mechanisms that account for the binding on human monocytes of streptococcal cell wall polysaccharides formed by rhamnose glucose polymers (RGPs), and subsequent stimulatory activities. We show here that RGPs bind to and stimulate human monocytes to produce TNF-alpha in a dose-dependent manner. To detect cell surface(More)
To develop a general model of polysaccharide-peptide vaccine, we have investigated the efficiency of linear peptides derived from protein SR, and adhesin of the I/II protein antigen family of oral streptococci, to act as carriers for two T cell-independent polysaccharides: serogroup f polysaccharide from Streptococcus mutans OMZ 175 (poly f) and(More)
alpha-Hemolytic oral streptococci are known to possess a family of cell surface cross-reactive proteins termed Ag I/II, having a molecular mass of approximately 180 to 210 kDa. These proteins are implicated in bacterial adherence to various oral tissues, and we showed recently that the SR protein, an I/II Ag-related protein, from Streptococcus mutans OMZ(More)
In this study we investigated the mucosal and systemic responses to two T-cell-independent polysaccharides, a serogroup f polysaccharide (formed of rhamnose glucose polymers [RGPs]) from Streptococcus mutans OMZ 175 and a mannan from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, covalently conjugated either to a linear peptide (peptide 3) or to a multiple-antigen peptide(More)
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