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A new natural anti-alpha-galactosyl IgG antibody (anti-Gal) was found to be present in high titer in the serum of every normal individual studied. The antibody was isolated by affinity chromatography on a melibiose-Sepharose column. The reactivity of the antibody was assessed by its interaction with alpha-galactosyl residues on rabbit erythrocytes (RabRBC).(More)
The amine transporter from bovine chromaffin granules has been purified in a functional state. Two isoforms with different pI values have been separated and shown to be active. One with an unusually acidic pI (approximately 3.5) has been shown to be a glycoprotein with an apparent Mr of 80,000. The purified polypeptide catalyzes transport of serotonin upon(More)
Ten micrograms of trehalose-6,6' -dimycolate (cord factor) injected into the footpads of mice increased the antibody response to sheep red blood cells (SRBC) subsequently injected into the same sites. There is a relationship between the antibody response and the cellular reaction induced locally and in the draining lymph nodes by cord factor, as judged by a(More)
Interleukin-1 (IL-1) is an important mediator in inflammation and immunological processes. The findings of native IL-1 inhibitors suggest a negative feedback mechanism to down-regulate IL-1 mediated acute inflammation. IL-1 inhibitors were also found elevated in disease states associated with high IL-1 levels. We have previously described one such IL-1(More)
Several inhibitors of IL-1 have been described. Four appear to be the same: one purified from urine of patients with monocytic leukemia, another from IgG-stimulated monocytes, a third from PMA-induced U937 cels, and a fourth from keratinocytes. Because these IL-1 inhibitors compete with bona fide IL-1 for occupancy of IL-1 receptors, they are now called the(More)