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An in vitro line was derived from an American Burkitt lymphoma, designated Ra No. 1, which produced malignant tumors when inoculated into thymus-deficient nude mice. The cells have B-lymphocyte characteristics, with surface-associated mu and kappa chains and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) receptors, and can be readily infected with EBV in vitro. B95-8 virus(More)
The nuclear proto-oncoprotein c-Myc is involved in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation. c-Myc is phosphorylated at multiple sites in vivo, two of which we have identified near the amino terminus. In chicken Thr-61/Ser-65 are phosphorylated, as are the comparable positions, Thr-58/Ser-62 in human c-Myc. These residues are located within a(More)
The purposes of this study were to determine the frequency of mutations in SH2D1A in X-linked lymphoproliferative disease (XLP) and the role of SH2D1A mutations and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in determining the phenotype and outcome of patients with XLP. Analysis of 35 families from the XLP Registry revealed 28 different mutations in 34(More)
Laminin is a large glycoprotein of basement membranes. The best described laminin from a mouse tumor contains three polypeptide chains (A, B1 and B2), but there is recent evidence that some cell types produce laminin isoforms lacking the A chain. We have here studied the occurrence of the isoforms during mouse organogenesis. In all tissues studied, the A(More)
Five distinct Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-determined nuclear antigens (EBNA-1 to EBNA-5) were recently identified. Antibody responses to these antigens could conceivably differ, and thus prove of serodiagnostic value, in EBV-associated disease processes. As a first step, murine or human cell lines transfected with appropriate EBV DNA fragments and stably(More)
SUMMARY An exceptional Burkitt lymphoma patient, a 16-year-old boy, yielded tumor biopsy cells and derived tissue culture lines that displayed a strong surface accumulation of IgM heavy and kappa light chain specificities judged by direct membrane fluorescence and cytotoxicity tests. This property was main tained unchanged in the course of more than 5(More)
Kidney organ culture was used to study the conversion of embryonic mesenchymal cells into a polarized, differentiated kidney epithelium. We examined the expression of laminin, a basement membrane glycoprotein, during this conversion. The B chains of laminin were constitutively expressed, whereas the appearance of the A chain of laminin was dependent on(More)
Three polypeptide chains, A, B1, and B2, have been described for mouse laminin, a basement membrane protein. We studied expression of laminin A, B1, and B2 mRNA in the developing mouse kidney. Induction of kidney mesenchyme differentiation in vitro led to an increased expression of B1 and B2 chain mRNA on day 1 of development. In contrast, expression of A(More)
The karyotypes of cells from 10 Burkitt lymphoma (BL) biopsies, eight cell lines established from BL and nine cell lines from non-BL sources were studied by chromosome banding techniques. With the exception of the BL-derived cell lines BJAB, GC-BJAB, Maku and U-8691 all biopsies and lines of Burkitt origin contained an extra band at the distal region of the(More)