Fritz Lehmann-Grube

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BALB/c and C57BL/6J mice were immunized with recombinant vaccines consisting of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus CD8+ T-lymphocyte epitopes and a carrier protein. During challenge infection with WE strain lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, mutants with alterations in distinct amino acid residues of the epitopic nonapeptides appeared and multiplied.(More)
The primary CTL response of BALB/c mice infected with the lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus strain WE is directed exclusively against one major epitope, n118, whereas a viral variant, ESC, that does not express n118 induces CTL against minor epitopes. We identified one minor epitope, g283, that induces primary lytic activity in ESC-infected mice.(More)
A plaque reduction method for measuring lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus-sensitizing antibody in human serum is described. One volume of virus and one volume of serially diluted human serum were mixed and incubated for 2 h at 37 degrees C. One volume of suitably diluted anti-human immune globulin antiserum was added and incubation continued for 0-5 h.(More)
Injection into mice of chimeric proteins consisting of a portion of either the simian virus 40 large tumor antigen or nonstructural protein 1 of influenza A virus or of the murine tumor suppressor p53 on one hand and T-cell epitopes of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus on the other resulted in antiviral protective immunity, which was independent of the(More)
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Infection of CBA/J mice with low doses of strain WE lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus resulted in high cell-mediated and relatively low humoral virus-specific immune phenomena; anamnestic responses were marked. In contrast, infection with high doses of this virus induced no or low degrees of cell-mediated immune phenomena but higher antibody(More)
abstraCt Virtual environments and online games are becoming a major market force. At the same time, the virtual property contained in these environments is being traded for real money and thus attains a real value. Although the legal issues involved with this virtual property have not yet been decided, they will have to be soon. It is foreseeable that the(More)
In mice persistently infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), the parenchymatous organs contain infiltrates of mononuclear cells, the sizes and numbers of which vary between strains and become more numerous and extensive when the animals grow older. Histologically, these were found to possess a tissue-like structure, and by use of(More)
Murine lymphocytic choriomeningitis is a T-cell-mediated pathologic immune phenomenon. The name of this experimental illness was derived from the principal histopathologic alterations of the central nervous system (CNS) of adult mice infected intracerebrally with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, i.e., lymphocytic infiltrations of plexus choroidei and(More)