Gijs A van Seventer

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The leukocyte function-associated molecule-1 (LFA-1) plays a key role in cell adhesion processes between cells of the immune system. We investigated the mechanism that may regulate LFA-1-ligand interactions, which result in cell-cell adhesion. To this end we employed an intriguing anti-LFA-1 alpha mAb (NKI-L16), capable of inducing rather than inhibiting(More)
Regulated adhesion of T cells to extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins is likely to be essential in T cell migration. Constitutive binding of various other cell types to ECM components is mediated by members of the VLA (very late antigen) subfamily of integrins. We describe here the regulated binding of resting CD4+ human T cells to ECM through three VLA(More)
The induction of an ensemble of adhesion molecules on endothelial cells by inflammatory cytokines is likely to be crucial to the differential migration of T-lymphocyte subsets into inflammatory sites. Two molecular pathways involving the VLA-4 and LFA-1 integrins are known to mediate T-cell adhesion to activated endothelium. Here we show that a third(More)
The monocyte-derived cytokines, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), are central regulators of the immune response, but the physiologic stimuli for their release remain largely undefined. Engagement of three monocyte glycoproteins, LFA-3, CD44, and CD45, by specific monoclonal antibodies immobilized on plastic induced(More)
T-cell receptors bind antigens only when the antigens are exposed on the cell surface. This can be studied best in the interaction of cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL) with target cells because the recognition and binding event can be separated from the lytic phase. Studies with CTL clones specific for HLA-A2 and HLA-B7 demonstrated that conjugates of CTL's and(More)
Interferon-beta is thought to provide clinical improvement to multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, in part, through its ability to suppress the generation of IL-12-dependent autoimmune T helper type 1 (Th1) cells by monocyte-derived dendritic cells (DC). We now describe how pre-incubation with 1000 U/ml of IFN-beta differentially regulates expression of(More)
PURPOSE To examine the regulatory effects of interferon (IFN)-alpha, IFN-gamma, transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha on human fetal retinal pigment epithelial (HFRPE) cell-induced apoptosis of human Jurkat T (Jkt) cells. METHODS Pure cultures of HFRPE cells were isolated. The cells were precultured with medium alone(More)
We studied the cytokine profile and the immune responses to thyroid antigens of specific T cell clones (TCC) isolated from patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and Graves' disease (GD). Antigen-specific TCC were reactive to thyroid peroxidase (TPO), thyroglobulin (Tg) or human recombinant TSH-receptor extracellular domain (TSH-R), and/or their(More)
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