Gabriel Gachelin

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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)
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)
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)
We have examined the phylogenetic distribution of two t-specific markers among representatives of various taxa belonging to the genus Mus. The centromeric TCP-1a marker (a testicular protein variant specific for all t-haplotypes so far studied) has also been apparently detected in several non-t representatives of the Mus IVA, Mus IVB, and probably M.(More)
Anti-myelin basic protein (MBP) autoreactive T cells play a key role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis. Thus, we applied the Immunoscope strategy to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) of an HLA-DR2 patient. Both compartments showed major expansion for the V(beta)13S5 chain, which was associated in peripheral blood with(More)