James R Dasch

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A unique form of transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta), TGF-beta 2.3 heterodimer, has been purified from bovine bone extract. TGF-beta 2.3 migrated as a single 25-kDa band by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, whereas under reducing conditions it migrated as a 12.5 kDa band. The TGF-beta 2.3 reacted positively with anti-TGF-beta(More)
Four mAb able to recognize transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGF-beta)2 were obtained. One of these mAb, 1D11.16, was able to neutralize the biological activity of both TGF-beta 1 and beta 2 in vitro. This was demonstrated in an Il-1, PHA-dependent thymocyte mitogenic assay that is inhibitable by TGF-beta in a dose-dependent manner. All four mAb recognized(More)
Interleukin 10 (IL-10) suppressed TGF-beta synthesis in mouse bone marrow cultures. Coincidingly, IL-10 down-regulated the production of bone proteins including alkaline phosphatase (ALP), collagen and osteocalcin, and the formation of mineralized extracellular matrix. The mAb 1D11.16 which neutralizes TGF-beta 1 and TGF-beta 2, induced suppressive effects(More)
Trifluoperazine (TFP), an inhibitor of the calcium-binding protein, calmodulin (CaM), was used to assess the role of calmodulin in the responses of rabbit lymphoid cells to stimulation with mitogen and antigen. After binding goat anti-rabbit Fab antibody, rabbit B cells lose their surface immunoglobulin (Ig) through endocytosis and then reexpress this(More)
Six monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are described that bound to the bovine bone glycoprotein, osteoglycin. The protein osteoglycin was originally called Osteoinductive Factor (OIF). The antibodies were characterized with respect to their reaction patterns in Western blots, indirect immunoprecipitation, and binding epitope. The antibodies bound to one of two(More)
Bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been reported to induce immunoglobulin (Ig)G2b class switching, yet we observed strain differences in IgG2b secretion in response to this mitogen. Specifically, BALB/c B cells, unlike those from DBA/2, synthesized relatively low amounts of IgG2b relative to IgG3, IgG1, or IgM. This report demonstrates that transforming(More)
A novel type of bioactive transforming growth factor beta 2 (TGF beta 2)-related immunosuppressive activity, lower in molecular mass (20-23 kDa) than a conventional TGF beta 2 standard (25 kDa), has been shown to be released by non-T non-B suppressor cells of murine decidua into fetal bovine serum (FBS)-containing tissue culture medium during a 48-h(More)
A unique protein that promotes ectopic osteoinduction in the rat has been isolated and characterized. Osteoinductive factor (OIF) was extracted from the organic matrix of bovine bone with 4 M guanidine HCl and purified by gel filtration, ion-exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography, and reversed phase high performance liquid chromatography. OIF is a(More)
cDNA clones encoding osteoinductive factor (OIF) have been isolated from a bovine osteoblast library. Sequence analysis of these clones indicated that the 105-amino-acid OIF is synthesized as a larger 299-amino-acid precursor, the carboxyl terminus of which is cleaved to yield the mature protein. Northern blot analysis of bovine osteoblast mRNA revealed two(More)
Interleukin 10 (IL-10) suppressed 'I'GF-/3 synthesis in mouse bone marrow cultures. Coincidingly, IL-10 down-regulated the production of bone proteins including alkaline phosphatase (ALP), collagen and osteocalcin, and the formation of mineralized extracellular matrix. The mAb 1Dll.16 which neutralizes TGF-/31 and TGF-/~2, induced suppressive effects(More)