G. Michael Iverson

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Compaction and looping of the ~2.5-Mb Igh locus during V(D)J rearrangement is essential to allow all V(H) genes to be brought in proximity with D(H)-J(H) segments to create a diverse antibody repertoire, but the proteins directly responsible for this are unknown. Because CCCTC-binding factor (CTCF) has been demonstrated to be involved in long-range(More)
OBJECTIVE Results of previous studies suggest that anti-beta2-glycoprotein I (anti-beta2GPI) antibodies in complex with beta2GPI activate platelets in a dysregulated manner, potentially contributing to the prothrombotic tendency associated with the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). We undertook this study to investigate the possible contribution of the(More)
Autoantibodies against beta(2)-glycoprotein I (beta(2)GPI) appear to be a critical feature of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). As determined using domain deletion mutants, human autoantibodies bind to the first of five domains present in beta(2)GPI. In this study the fine detail of the domain I epitope has been examined using 10 selected mutants of(More)
Fetal cells, potentially usable for prenatal diagnosis, were sorted from maternal blood samples taken as early as 15 weeks of gestation. Immunogenetic and cytogenic criteria established the fetal origin of the observed cells: Y-chromatin-containing (male) cells were detected in the sorted sample if and only if the newborn proved to be male and carried(More)
Anticardiolipin (aCL) autoantibodies are associated with thrombosis, recurrent fetal loss, and thrombocytopenia. Only aCL found in autoimmune disease require the participation of the phospholipid binding plasma protein beta2 glycoprotein I (beta2GPI) for antibody binding and now are called anti-beta2GPI. The antigenic specificity of aCL affinity purified(More)
Autoantibodies targeting beta2-glycoprotein l (beta2-GPI), a component of the atherosclerotic plaque, are commonly found in patients with acute ischemic syndromes. Serum samples from APS (antiphospholipid syndrome) patients and from cardiovascular patients exhibiting acute atherosclerotic syndromes were analyzed for IgG and IgA antibodies in both(More)
The phospholipid-binding plasma protein beta2-glycoprotein I (beta2-GPI) is the primary antigen recognized by the circulating autoantibodies in patients with the "anti-phospholipid syndrome" (APS). Although heparin is routinely used in the treatment and prophylaxis of APS patients, the primary heparin-binding site within beta2-GPI has not been identified.(More)
This paper presents evidence that a protein characteristic of differentiated liver cells, liver alkaline phosphatase is synthesized by the Chang liver cell line. Liver alkaline phosphatase was demonstrated by immunochemical assay, 32P-labeling and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, immunofluorescence microscopy, and the fluorescence-activated cell sorter.(More)
We have developed a monoclonal antibody to a T cell-derived suppressor factor (TsF) found in the serum of C57BL/6 mice hyperimmune to sheep red blood cells (SRBC). The antibody binds to the SRBC-specific TsF as well as to a TsF (TNP-TsF) from another system differing in both antigen specificity and MHC. It does not bind to unrelated proteins. The antibody(More)