Isobel D Walker

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BACKGROUND A successful outcome of pregnancy requires an efficient uteroplacental vascular system. Since this system may be compromised by disorders of haemostasis associated with a prothrombotic state, we postulated that maternal thrombophilia might be a risk factor for fetal loss. We studied the relation between heritable thrombophilic defects and fetal(More)
Painting mice on the skin with the diazonium salt of p-arsanilic acid elicited two types of T cell activity. One was restricted by the I region of the major histocompatibility complex and was responsible for the transfer of azobenzenearsonate (ABA) sensitivity to naive mice. The other was H-2K restricted and could be demonstrated by its ability to interact(More)
A member of the high molecular weight glycoproteins of human milk and breast cancer was isolated from the sera, ascites and breast carcinoma tissue of patients with breast cancer using monoclonal antibody 3E1.2. The 3E1.2 defined antigen, termed mammary serum antigen (MSA) was obtained by immunoaffinity chromatography and a solid phase immuno-precipitation(More)
Azobenzenearsonate (ABA)-specific sensitivity was induced in A/J mice by injecting a monoclonal anti-idiotype reagent, 14A, directed against a determinant present on a minor subpopulation of immunoglobulin molecules within the anti-ABA antibodies of A/J mice. Sensitivity was transferrable by purified T cells and this was abrogated by treating the cells with(More)
The factor V Leiden (FVL) mutation is associated with vascular complications in pregnancy, and routine screening of all pregnant women has been suggested. We did a prospective, unselected study in 967 pregnant women to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of screening all women, or only those with a personal or family history of venous thrombosis (n=113). When(More)
Several approaches have suggested that immunoglobulin VH genes encode antigen receptor molecules of T cells as well as B cells (1). For example, the ability of certain anti-idiotype antisera to activate hapten-specific T and B cells is manifest only in strains of mice capable of producing hapten-specific antibodies bearing the idiotype (2). In addition the(More)
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