Gerald L. Waneck

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During early stages in their biogenesis, murine class I histocompatibility molecules interact transiently with a molecular chaperone of the endoplasmic reticulum designated p88. Using a series of mutant class I heavy chains we mapped the region of the heavy chain that interacts with p88. Domain deletion mutants of the H-2Db and H-2Kb molecules revealed that(More)
Many proteins of eukaryotic cells are anchored to membranes by covalent linkage to glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI). These proteins lack a transmembrane domain, have no cytoplasmic tail, and are, therefore, located exclusively on the extracellular side of the plasma membrane. GPI-anchored proteins form a diverse family of molecules that includes(More)
Glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) serves as a membrane anchor for a large number of eukaryotic proteins. A genetic approach was used to investigate the biosynthesis of GPI anchor precursors in mammalian cells. T cell hybridoma mutants that cannot synthesize dolichol-phosphate-mannose (Dol-P-Man) also do not express on their surface GPI-anchored proteins(More)
Newly assembled heavy chain-beta 2m heterodimers of class I histocompatibility molecules associate with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) peptide transporter, TAP, and subsequently dissociate from TAP in parallel with their transport from the ER to the Golgi apparatus. It appears that TAP-associated class I molecules are waiting to bind appropriate peptides(More)
Proteins anchored in the membrane by covalent linkage to phosphatidylinositol (PtdIns) can be released by treatment with purified PtdIns-specific phospholipase C (Ptd-Ins-PLC). A recent survey of leukocyte antigens using flow cytometry has shown that staining of certain Qa antigens was diminished after PtdIns-PLC treatment, but staining of structurally(More)
Cell surface antigens thought to be linked to the membrane via phosphatidylinositol (PI) are incompletely, and variably, released by treatment with phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC). The basis for this was investigated with cloned tumor cell lines and PI-PLCs isolated from two species of bacteria. Residual Thy-1 antigen, which was(More)
An examination of Abelson murine leukemia virus (A-MuL V)-hematopoietic cell interaction in cultures of fetal tissues reveals that A-MuLV can stimulate the formation of two different types of colonies. One type of colony is white and composed of A-MuLV-transformed lymphoid cells that can develop into established cell lines. These cells are indistinguishable(More)
Human NK cells are likely to be important effectors of xenograft rejection. Expression of HLA class I molecules by transfected porcine cells can protect them from human NK cell-mediated lysis; however, this strategy has the potential to augment the anti-graft response by recipient CD8(+) T cells recognizing foreign pig peptides presented by HLA. In this(More)
Ly-6E, a glycosyl phosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored murine alloantigen that can activate T cells upon antibody cross-linking, has been converted into an integral membrane protein by gene fusion. This fusion product, designated Ly-6EDb, was characterized in transiently transfected COS cells and demonstrated to be an integral cell surface membrane protein.(More)