In multiple sclerosis (MS), the T-cell receptors (TCRS) of autoreactive T lymphocytes recognize various myelin components or derivatives including peptides of the myelin basic protein (MBP). Using the exhaustive immunoscope approach we showed that the T-cell repertoires of MS patients differ from those of healthy controls, with expansion of Vbeta13 cell… (More)
We isolated a clone containing rat c-jun gene from a rat liver and is highly conserved when compared with that of human c-genomic DNA-X charon 4A library by plaque hybridization with jun gene (4). Nucleotide numbers are given with the initiation 32 P-labeled human c-jun cDNA (1) and determined the site of transcription as +1. nucleotide sequence. The rat… (More)
There are two competing theories about the interrelationships of craniates: the cyclostome theory assumes that lampreys and hagfishes are a clade, the cyclostomes, whose sister group is the jawed vertebrates (gnathostomes); the vertebrate theory assumes that lampreys and gnathostomes are a clade, the vertebrates, whose sister group is hagfishes. The… (More)
We have determined the complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of the dogfish, Scyliorhinus canicula. The 16,697-bp-long mtDNA possesses a gene organization identical to that of the Osteichthyes, but different from that of the sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus. The main features of the mtDNA of osteichthyans were thus established in the… (More)
We have isolated a cDNA clone carrying a 1560 bp long insert which contains the entire coding and 3' untranslated regions of an H-2K(d) mouse histocompatibility antigen. Its sequence and overal features are described. They point to the existence of unique properties of DNA sequences associated with the H-2K(d) antigen.
The beta-chain repertoire of the T cells that infiltrate spontaneously regressing nevi (the halo nevus phenomenon) was studied. In addition to the infiltration of the halo nevi by cutaneous lymphocyte-associated Ag-positive lymphocytes, oligoclonal expansion of T cells was observed in all halo nevi of all patients. T cells using the same TCR beta-chain were… (More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial DNA of the amphioxus Branchiostoma lanceolatum has been determined. This mitochondrial genome is small (15 076 bp) because of the short size of the two rRNA genes and the tRNA genes. In addition, this genome contains a very short non-coding region (57 bp) with no sequence reminiscent of a control region.… (More)
Class I molecules of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) have been studied primarily for their role in presenting peptide antigens to conventional T lymphocytes. An increasing body of evidence suggests that MHC and newly characterized MHC-related molecules have a much more varied function in the body. Many of these molecules are involved in… (More)