Frank Sotzik

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The adult mouse thymus contains a minute population of early lymphoid precursor cells that express moderate levels of CD4. We searched for a corresponding population of early T precursors in the infant human thymus, by first depleting the majority of more mature thymocytes, then using immunofluorescence and flow cytometry to analyze cells bearing a range of(More)
The present study was undertaken to analyse the capability of HIV-1 derived TAT protein transduction domain (PTD) fused with Green Fluorescent Protein (TAT-GFP) as a delivery vehicle into a range of protozoan parasites. Successful transduction of native purified TAT-GFP was observed by fluorescent microscopy in Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia duodenalis,(More)
Dendritic cells isolated from thymus and tonsil were tested for susceptibility to HIV-1 strains that are tropic for macrophages or for T cell lines. DCs were purified by cell sorting and before infection expressed high levels of CD4 and HLA-DR and lacked markers for T, B, NK cells, or macrophages. Viral entry and reverse transcription was found after(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) from human and mouse thymus were compared. DC from both sources were isolated by digestion with collagenase, disruption of cellular complexes with a chelating agent, selection of light density cells, immunomagnetic bead depletion of other cell types (without depletion with anti-CD4 or anti-CD8) and finally sorting for cells expressing(More)
Three colour flow cytometric analysis has been used to analyze the expression of a series of surface antigens on human thymic and peripheral T-cell populations. CD4, CD8 and CD3 were used to divide the populations into the conventional major categories, and the distribution of CD1a, CD2, CD7, CD34, CD44, class I MHC and class II MHC was then determined.(More)
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