Estelle C Kahn

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Products of ras genes are putative elements of growth factor signal transduction. However, the mechanism of action of these proteins in normal and malignant growth is as yet obscure. To test for functional consequences of ras oncogene expression, electrophysiological experiments were performed on NIH-3T3 fibroblasts transfected with a transforming Ha-ras(More)
Transfer of naive antigen-specific CD4(+) T cells into lymphopenic mice that express an endogenous antigen as a systemic, secreted protein results in severe autoimmunity resembling graft-versus-host disease. T cells that respond to this endogenous antigen develop into effector cells that cause the disease. Recovery from this disease is associated with the(More)
Maturation of dendritic cells (DC) is known to result in decreased capacity to produce HIV due to postentry block of its replicative cycle. In this study, we compared the early phases of this cycle in immature DC (iDC) and mature DC (mDC) generated from monocytes cultured with GM-CSF and IL-4, trimeric CD40 ligand (DC(CD40LT)), or monocyte-conditioned(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the correlation between clinical diagnoses and autopsy findings in children who die in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING PICU of a university-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS A consecutive sample of patients who died in the PICU and had autopsies performed. MEASUREMENTS AND(More)
To better characterize human dendritic cells (DCs) that originate from lymphoid progenitors, the authors examined the DC differentiation pathways from a novel CD7(+)CD45RA(+) progenitor population found among cord blood CD34(+) cells. Unlike CD7(-)CD45RA(+) and CD7(+)CD45RA(-) progenitors, this population displayed high natural killer (NK) cell(More)
We described four offspring of a consanguineous couple with arterial tortuosity "syndrome" (ATS). The affected children had extensive arterial involvement although the clinical presentations were quite variable. Clinical manifestations included cutis laxa or soft/thin skin, joint laxity or contractures, and arachnodactyly. Aortic tortuosity and pulmonary(More)
The acquisition of long-term survival potential by activated T lymphocytes is essential to ensure the successful development of a memory population in the competitive environment of the lymphoid system. The factors that grant competitiveness for survival to primed T cells are poorly defined. We examined the role of IL-2 signals during priming of CD4(+) T(More)
S.W., a 10-year-old Jamaican girl with a known history of asthma and rheumatic mitral valve regurgitation since 7 years of age presented to the emergency room in respiratory distress. She had a 1-week history of cough and upper respiratory symptoms. Her medications included Bicillin Long-Acting for rheumatic fever prophylaxis, digoxin, furosemide, and(More)