Joel Trambley

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Simultaneous blockade of the CD40 and CD28 costimulatory pathways is an effective treatment strategy to promote allograft acceptance but does not lead to indefinite allograft survival. The immune mechanisms responsible for costimulation-independent rejection are not defined. Here we have studied the rejection responses of murine C57BL/6 recipients, which we(More)
BACKGROUND Organ transplant recipients currently require lifetime immunosuppressive therapy, with its accompanying side effects. Biological agents that block T-cell costimulatory pathways are important components of strategies being developed to induce transplantation tolerance. The aim of this study was to test the effect of a novel chimeric anti-human(More)
Reverse transcription in the yeast retrotransposon Ty1 follows the general "rules" of retroviral replication overall. However, some details of the retroviral and Ty1 reverse transcription processes are different. We have identified and determined the structure of plus-strand strong-stop DNA and examined the effect of polypurine tract deletion mutations on(More)
Simultaneous blockade of the CD40 and CD28 T cell costimulatory pathways effectively promotes skin allograft survival in C3H/HeJ mice, extending median survival times (MSTs) beyond 100 days. This strategy is markedly less effective in C57BL/6 mice, with MSTs ranging between 20 and 30 days. In this study, we investigate the underlying genetic causes of these(More)
The cDNAs and genes encoding the intron lariat-debranching enzyme were isolated from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe based on their homology with the Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene. The cDNAs were shown to be functional in an interspecific complementation experiment; they can complement an S. cerevisiae(More)
BACKGROUND Simultaneous blockade of the CD40 and CD28 costimulatory pathways is effective in prolonging allograft survival in murine and primate models. Recent data suggest that intact apoptotic pathways are crucial for the induction of hyporesponsiveness by costimulation blockade. We have studied the impact of fas/fasL signaling, an important T cell(More)
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