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Several convergent lines of evidence have led us to propose that human monocytes and the related cell line U937 possess a second class of IgG Fc receptor (FcR) in addition to the 72-Kd high affinity FcR previously described. IgG affinity purification from detergent lysates of surface radiolabeled U937 cells has yielded both a 40-Kd IgG-binding membrane(More)
Evidence has recently been presented that a 40,000 dalton membrane sialoglycoprotein (p40) shared by monocytes and granulocytes serves as the human platelet receptor for aggregated IgG. We now report that the platelets of normal donors exhibit stable quantitative differences in the expression of this receptor molecule, as determined by flow cytometry using(More)
Tumor cells expressing the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSV-TK) gene are sensitive to the drug ganciclovir (GCV). We demonstrate here that HSV-TK-positive cells exposed to GCV were lethal to HSV-TK-negative cells as a result of a "bystander effect." HSV-TK-negative cells were killed in vitro when the population of cultured cells contained only 10%(More)
The effect of prior cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on the immune system was evaluated in young and elderly volunteers. Prevalence of IgG antibodies to CMV was higher in the elderly volunteers. In both age groups, there was a strong association with CMV seropositivity and increased number of CD28- CD4 or CD8 T cells, as well as with increased numbers of T(More)
Micronuclei of Tetrahymena thermophila contain two electrophoretically distinct forms of histone H3. The slower migrating micronuclear species, H3S, is indistinguishable from the macronuclear H3 by electrophoretic analyses in three gel systems and by partial proteolytic peptide mapping. The faster species, H3F, is unique to micronuclei. Pulse-chase(More)
The generally mild bleeding disorder of von Willebrand disease is associated with abnormalities of two distinct plasma proteins, the large multimeric von Willebrand factor (vWF), which mediates platelet adhesion, and von Willebrand antigen II (vW AgII), which is of unknown function. The two proteins were found to have a common biosynthetic origin in(More)
Influenza epidemics are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in the elderly, with a substantial proportion of deaths due to cardiovascular events. Elevations of acute-phase proteins have been associated with an increased risk of atherosclerotic events. Therefore, serum amyloid A (SAA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured during(More)
Changes in the T-lymphocyte compartment represent the most critical component of immunological aging. Recent studies have demonstrated that the age-related decline in T-cell-mediated immunity is a multifactorial phenomenon affecting T-cell subset composition as well as several proximal events such as protein tyrosine phosphorylation, generation of second(More)