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The association between T3 and the T cell antigen receptor was examined using the T3 bearing T cell leukemic line Jurkat. A monoclonal antibody, C305, was produced, which reacted with idiotypic-like determinants expressed on Jurkat. The molecule with which this antibody reacted was a disulfide-linked heterodimer of 90 kD, composed of polypeptides of 42 and(More)
The human T cell leukemia Jurkat was used as a model to examine the requirements of T cell activation. These studies demonstrated that antibodies reactive with the T cell-specific T3 antigen were insufficient to result in the activation of Jurkat cells, determined by the secretion of IL 2. IL 2 production occurred only in the presence of a second stimulus,(More)
Antibodies against the T3-antigen receptor complex can activate the human T cell line, Jurkat, to produce interleukin 2 (2-5). This activation is initiated by a receptor-mediated increase in the concentration of free cytoplasmic calcium ions [Ca2+]i (3, 4). In this communication, we investigate the mechanism by which the receptor complex increases [Ca2+ )i(More)
Phorbol esters, such as phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), are known to be potent co-stimulants with calcium ionophores for activation of T lymphocytes. The most extensively studied intracellular effect of PMA is its ability to activate the cytoplasmic enzyme protein kinase C (pkC). Herein, we examined the role of pkC activation during T cell activation.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the gender-based career obstacles for women in an academic department of medicine and to report the interventions to correct such obstacles (resulting from the evaluation) and the results of these interventions. DESIGN Intervention study, before-after trial, with assessment of faculty concerns and perceived change through(More)
Fifty patients with late-onset idiopathic immunoglobulin deficiency were studied and the frequency of various clinical associations and complications was observed. Men and women were equally affected, although the age at onset in men peaked in the third decade whereas it was more uniformly distributed in women. Sinobronchopulmonary infections were common(More)
Prostaglandins (PG) of the E series, PGE(1) and PGE(2) (PGEs), can induce elevations of intracellular cyclic AMP (cAMP) among thymus-derived (T) lymphocytes (T cells) and inhibit their reactivity. For example, 0.1 muM of PGEs induces a two- to threefold increase of intracellular cAMP among human peripheral blood T cells and a 20-30% suppression of their(More)
Lymphocyte populations of several species have been divided into two broad categories on the basis of ontogenetic and functional studies, as well as by differences in cell surface antigens (1-3). Although all lymphocytes appear to derive originally from stem cells in hematopoietic tissue (4), the subpopulations can be characterized on the basis of the organ(More)
In the resting state, the T3-positive, human T cell line Jurkat does not synthesize detectable amounts of either interleukin 2 (IL 2) or gamma-interferon (IFN-gamma). Activation of Jurkat as measured by the secretion of substantial amounts of both lymphokines requires two distinct signals. One signal is produced by the phorbol ester, phorbol myristate(More)