Heidi Diggelmann

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BALB/c mice develop aberrant T helper 2 (Th2) responses and suffer progressive disease after infection with Leishmania major. These outcomes depend on the production of interleukin-4 (IL-4) early after infection. Here we demonstrate that the burst of IL-4 mRNA, peaking in draining lymph nodes of BALB/c mice 16 hr after infection, occurs within CD4+ T cells(More)
Highly purified globin mRNA from ducks was copied with RNA-directed DNA polymerase from avian myeloblastosis virus into anti-messenger DNA. With excess RNA, more than 90% of this DNA annealed back to its template with a C(o)t/2 value of 7.5 x 10(-4) mol.sec. liter(-1); the melting temperature of the hybrid was 86 degrees . Giant nuclear RNA fractions with(More)
A gene library was constructed with DNA from strain A mice by using the phage lambda vector lambda 1059. By screening with cloned cDNA for the third component of mouse complement, C3, four different C3 genomic clones were isolated from this library. Two of the recombinant phages carry insertions of 14 and 18 kilobase pairs, respectively, which together(More)
Genetic modification of T lymphocytes holds great potential for treatments of cancer, T cell disorders and AIDS. While in the past recombinant murine retroviruses were the vectors of choice for gene delivery to T cells, vectors based on lentiviruses can provide additional benefits. Here, we show that VSV-G pseudotyped HIV 1 vector particles delivering the(More)
Transcription of mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) DNA is stimulated by steroid hormones. To determine the DNA sequences involved in this regulation, we constructed a plasmid containing the MMTV long terminal repeat (LTR) in front of the coding region of the herpes simplex thymidine kinase gene, from which the promoter had been removed. Portions of the LTR(More)
Mouse liver mRNA species which direct the cell-free synthesis of pro-C3 and pro-C4 polypeptides with an apparent molecular weight of 175,000 and 190,000, respectively, were shown to sediment faster than 28 S. By electrophoresis in a denaturing gel the mRNA for C3 was determined to contain approximately 7,500 ribonucleotides. cDNA was synthesized from(More)
We report for the first time a relationship between the Tpl-2/cot oncogene and Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus (MMTV) associated transformation of mammary gland cells. A sub-genomic library generated from a primary mammary gland tumor yielded a novel MMTV integration site which disrupted the Tpl-2/cot proto-oncogene between exons 7 and 8. Comparison of a cell(More)
The DNA coding sequence for the hygromycin B phosphotransferase gene was placed under the control of the regulatory sequences of a cloned long terminal repeat of Moloney sarcoma virus. This construction allowed direct selection for hygromycin B resistance after transfection of eucaryotic cell lines not naturally resistant to this antibiotic, thus providing(More)
Starting from a biologically active recombinant DNA clone of exogenous unintegrated GR mouse mammary tumor virus, we have generated three subclones of PstI fragments of 1.45, 1.1, and 2.0 kb in the plasmid vector PBR322. The nucleotide sequence has been determined for the clone of 1.45 kb which includes almost the complete region of the long terminal repeat(More)