Jeffery A. Bluestone

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Primary T cell proliferative responses to TCR ligation plus CD28 costimulation are surprisingly heterogeneous. Many cells that enter G1 fail to progress further through the cell cycle, and some of these cells subsequently fail to divide upon restimulation, even in the presence of IL-2. Such IL-2-refractory anergy is distinct from the IL-2-reversible anergy(More)
Over the past few years, the crucial role of Notch signaling in multiple stages of T-cell development has become apparent. Recent studies have helped to define more precisely the functions and components of the Notch signaling pathway in T-cell development, including during the T versus B fate decision and in early CD4(-)CD8(-)double-negative thymocytes. In(More)
In order to elucidate the mechanisms that ensure survival of the allogeneic fetus, we are investigating the expression pattern of genes that are involved in peripheral self-tolerance in tissues at the maternal-fetal interface. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) is a negative regulator of T cell activation and may modulate peripheral(More)
Purpose. CTLA4Ig, a fusion protein of CTLA-4 and Fc of immunoglobulin (Ig) heavy chain, inhibits the essential costimulatory signal for full T cell activation via blocking the interaction between CD28 and B7 molecules and renders T cell nonresponsiveness. CTLA4Ig has been used to control deleterious T cell activation in many experimental systems. We(More)
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