Fritz Lehmann-Grube

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The structure of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCM virus) was investigated by a variety of conventional as well as novel electron microscopic procedures. Thin sections of infected cells revealed the characteristic arenavirus entities whose interiors contain ribosome-like granules but look otherwise empty. In contrast, most thin-sectioned virus(More)
Granzyme A, a granule-associated serine proteinase of activated cytotoxic T cells and natural killer cells, has been reported to play a critical role in DNA fragmentation of target cells. To address the question of the biological role of granzyme A, we have now generated a granzyme A-deficient mouse mutant by homologous recombination. Western blot analysis,(More)
After intravenous infection of mice, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus multiplied in spleens and livers, attaining highest concentrations on days 4 to 6. The subsequent clearance was as rapid, and 8 to 10 days after inoculation, infectivity was usually below detectability. During the effector phase of virus elimination, both cytotoxic T-cell (CTL) activity(More)
Spleen T lymphocytes from mice undergoing acute infection with lymphocytic choriomentingitis virus (LCM virus) were negatively selected by treatment with anti-Lyt or anti-L3T4 antibodies and complement. The subsets thus obtained were tested for their potential to lyse LCM virus-infected target cells in vitro and to confer on infected syngeneic recipients(More)
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus-infected culture cells as targets were markedly reduced in numbers when incubated in vitro with spleen cells from LCM virus-immune mice, even if the cells were taken months after a subcutaneous immunizing infection of the donor animal. Spleen cells from mice persistently infected with LCM virus had no effect on(More)
BACKGROUND The hepatitis that occurs after adult mice are infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus is immune mediated, although the details of the pathogenetic mechanisms are largely unknown. To better understand the sequence of events leading to alterations typical for hepatitides with immunopathogenesis, livers of immunocompetent mice(More)
A structural glycoprotein of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus was obtained in pure form by immunoaffinity chromatography using a monoclonal antibody with high neutralizing activity. It blocked neutralization of viral infectivity by antibody and in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis it migrated with an apparent molecular weight of 44 X 10(3). We conclude(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)