Ferdynand J Kos

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Recently we reported that natural killer (NK) cells are critical accessory cells required for the differentiation of alloantigen-stimulated CD8+ T cells into effector cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) in vitro. In this study we provide evidence that NK cells are also required for the generation of influenza virus-specific CTL. Depletion of NK cells from(More)
Listeria monocytogenes is a facultative intracellular pathogen that grows in the cytoplasm of infected host cells. We examined the capacity of L. monocytogenes to introduce influenza nucleoprotein (NP) into the class I pathway of antigen presentation both in vitro and in vivo. Recombinant L. monocytogenes secreting a fusion of listeriolysin O and NP(More)
Cell-mediated immunity involves the participation of both regulatory and cytotoxic cells. The conversion of precursors to effector CD8+ cytotoxic T (Tc) cells requires cell-cell collaboration in which CD4+ T cells are traditionally viewed as helper cells. An in vitro system was used here to demonstrate that the generation of human alloantigen-specific CD8+(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells are well recognized as cytolytic effector cells of the innate immune system. In the past several years, the structure and function of NK cell receptors for the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules and other ligands have been the subject of extensive studies. These studies. These studies have focused largely on(More)
Pharmacologic agents such as bryostatin 1 (bryostatin) can regulate cell activation, growth, and differentiation by modulating the activities of protein kinase C isoenzymes. Inhibition of growth of tumor cells and activation of T lymphocytes in vitro are the most recognized consequences of bryostatin treatment. The effect of bryostatin on T cells ranges(More)
Purified CD8+ splenocytes from influenza virus strain A/WSN/33 (H1N1)-immune BALB/c (H-2d) mice responded to a synthetic peptide, synthetic influenza nucleoprotein peptide 147-158 R-, with a sequence (147-158 R156-) derived from influenza A virus nucleoprotein with high affinity for Kd class I MHC molecules, with the generation of effector cytotoxic T (Tc)(More)
The present study investigated whether a short synthetic peptide NPP, with a modified sequence (147-158 R156-) derived from influenza A virus nucleoprotein with high affinity for Kd major histocompatibility complex class I molecules, could induce primary influenza virus-specific cytotoxic T (Tc) cells in vitro. Naive BALB/c (H-2d) splenocytes did not(More)
Purified CD8+ T cells from influenza A/WSN-immune BALB/c (H-2d) mice respond with the generation of secondary A/WSN-specific Tc cells in vitro when stimulated with a synthetic peptide (NPP) with a sequence derived from influenza A virus nucleoprotein with high affinity for Kd class I MHC molecules. The process of the conversion of NPP-Kd-responding Tc cell(More)
The recognition requirements necessary for murine alloreactive cytotoxic T-cells to carry out their effector function has been investigated using target cells that express a unique class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-peptide pair. The human cell line T2 and the murine cell line RMA-S are defective in peptide transport components needed to(More)