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Scid mice transplanted with CD4(+) T cells from congenic donor mice develop a chronic and lethal inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) 2-3 months post-transplantation. In the present study we have investigated the response of CD4(+) T cells from scid mice with colitis against fecal extracts. Our results show that in contrast to CD4(+) T cells from normal BALB/c(More)
The objective of this study was to characterize antigens recognized by neutrophil-specific autoantibodies from patients with RA. Sera from 62 RA patients were screened by indirect immunofluorescence (IIF). Positive sera were further tested by ELISAs for antibodies against various granule proteins and by immunoblotting of electrophoretically separated cell,(More)
To investigate the role of IFN-gamma in the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice were transplanted with in vitro activated CD4+ T cells from either wild-type (WT) or IFN-gamma-deficient (IFN-gammaKO) BALB/c mice. In vitro, the two types of T cells displayed comparable proliferation rates and(More)
BACKGROUND Factors influencing the directed migration of neutrophils into colonic tissue in ulcerative colitis (UC) are poorly described. ICAM-1 has recently been shown to possess chemotactic properties, and the aim of this study was to evaluate the involvement of beta 2 integrins in this ICAM-1-mediated migration. METHODS The chemotactic effect of ICAM-1(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies in necrotizing vasculitides need to be distinguished from ANCAs in other inflammatory conditions to avoid clinical misinterpretation. OBJECTIVES To help clinicians and laboratory scientists recognize and utilize vasculitis-related ANCAs as an aid in diagnostic workup and patient follow-up, and be aware that(More)
Adoptive transfer of CD4+ T cells into scid mice leads to a chronic colitis in the recipients. The transferred CD4+ T cells accumulate in the intestinal lamina propria (LP), express an activated Th1 phenotype and proliferate vigorously when exposed ex vivo to enteric bacterial antigens. As LP CD4+ T cells from normal BALB/c mice do not respond to enteric(More)
Human lactoferrin from two different sources: milk and secondary granules of neutrophil granulocytes, was compared with respect to heparin binding by means of affinity capillary electrophoresis. This method is based on analysis of migration pattern shifts induced by various amounts of ligand present in the electrophoresis buffer. Since lactoferrin is a(More)
Inflammatory bowel disease in scid mice is initiated by transplantation of CD4(+) T-cells from immunocompetent syngenic donor mice. As the disease progresses, immunoglobulin (Ig)-containing cells appear in the gut lamina propria, suggesting that locally accumulating Ig may play a role in disease development. In the present work we have investigated the(More)
Scid mice transplanted either with a gut wall graft or with low numbers of purified CD4+ T cells from immunocompetent syngeneic donor mice show clinical signs of IBD 3-4 months post-transplantation. The disease is mediated by mucosa-infiltrating CD4+ TCR alphabeta+ T cells. The pathology of 52 individual colon segments obtained from 20 gut wall- or CD4+ T(More)
Several N-N-and N-O-containing compounds were analysed for their ability to act as substrates for horseradish peroxidase and peroxidases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis extracts. Aminoguanidine, diaminoguanidine, isoniazid, hydroxylamine and hydrazine were found to be weak substrates for horseradish peroxidase in reaction I and to inhibit the reaction of(More)
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