Jonathan M. Fishbein

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Previous studies in miniature swine have suggested that the mechanism underlying the spontaneous development of tolerance in one third of one-haplotype class I disparate renal allografts (i.e., ag----ad) involves a relative T cell help deficit at the time of first exposure to antigen. If this hypothesis were correct, then one might expect the administration(More)
Miniature swine that become tolerant to renal allografts across an MHC class I barrier following a short course of cyclosporine are unresponsive to donor class I antigens in cell-mediated lymphocytotoxicity. However, skin grafts bearing donor class I plus third-party class II antigens are promptly rejected, and the animals then develop marked cell-mediated(More)
We have previously demonstrated that tolerance to two-haplotype class I-mismatched renal allografts can be induced uniformly by a short course of cyclosporine. We report here that following transplant nephrectomy, 8 such long-term acceptor animals all accepted a second renal transplant MHC matched to the original donor without additional immunosuppression.(More)
Current representation schemes for automatic text classification treat documents as syntactically unstructured collections of words or 'concepts'. Past attempts to encode syntactic structure have treated part-of-speech information as another word-like feature, but have been shown to be less effective than non-structural approaches. We propose a new(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies in young (5-7 months) miniature swine have demonstrated that the thymus is involved in the rapid induction of stable tolerance to class I mismatched renal allografts after a 12-day course of Cyclosporine (CyA). Because both steroids and age are known to influence the structure and function of the thymus, we have now studied the(More)
Previous work from this laboratory demonstrated that tolerance to MHC-identical or class I-disparate renal allografts develops in approximately one third of miniature swine without exogenous immunosuppression. A back-cross study indicated that rejection of MHC-identical transplants due to minor Ag was controlled by one or possibly two non-MHC-linked,(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously shown that a 12-day treatment with cyclosporine A (CyA) facilitates induction of tolerance to class-I disparate kidneys, as demonstrated by acceptance of second, donor-matched kidneys without immunosuppression. In the present study, we have examined 1) the duration of tolerance in the absence of donor antigen and 2) the pathway(More)
We have previously demonstrated that a 12-day course of cyclosporine A (CsA) leads to the induction of tolerance to renal allografts in 100% of recipients selectively mismatched at class I for both haplotypes, and in 71% of recipients selectively mismatched at class II for both haplotypes, but in 0% of recipients mismatched for two haplotypes at both class(More)
In miniature swine, one-haplotype class I disparate renal allografts are accepted without exogenous immunosuppression by approximately 35% of recipients. Alternatively, transplants bearing a two-haplotype class I mismatch are always rejected acutely. However, long-term acceptance in the latter animals can be achieved uniformly with a 12-day course of(More)