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Serologically distinct forms of H-2Kb are stabilized by loading cells expressing "empty" class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules with different H-2Kb binding peptides. The H-2Kb epitope recognized by monoclonal antibody (mAb) 28.8.6 was stabilized by ovalbumin (OVA) (257-264) and murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) pp89 (168-176) peptides, but(More)
Genetically engineered or chemically purified soluble monovalent major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules, which have previously been used to study T cells, have not blocked cytotoxic T-cell responses. Here we describe a genetically engineered divalent class I MHC molecule which inhibits lysis of target cells by alloreactive cytotoxic T cells. This(More)
C3dg is a cleavage product of the C3 component of complement that can facilitate the coligation of the complement receptor 2 (CR2/CD21) with the BCR via C3dg/Ag complexes. This interaction can greatly amplify BCR-mediated signaling events and acts to lower the threshold for B cell activation. Although previous studies have used anti-CR2 Abs or used chimeric(More)
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