Josef Mehringer

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It has been proposed that invariant chain (Ii), a nonpolymorphic, transmembrane glycoprotein found in noncovalent association with Ia molecules, may function to protect the Ia Ag-binding site from association with self-peptides during Ia synthesis. Selective binding of foreign antigenic peptides could then be allowed by the dissociation of Ii molecules from(More)
Heparin cofactor II (HCII) is a glycoprotein in human plasma that inhibits thrombin rapidly in the presence of dermatan sulfate or heparin. Unexpectedly, we found that HCII activity in murine plasma is present in two proteins of 68 and 72 kDa. The two proteins have the same N-terminal amino acid sequence, and both react with an antibody raised against the(More)
We previously observed that Ser378 in the heparin-binding domain of vitronectin becomes phosphorylated by a protein kinase in plasma upon addition of ATP and divalent cations. We now report that purified plasma vitronectin contains approximately 2.5 mol of phosphate per mol of protein and that vitronectin becomes phosphorylated during biosynthesis in human(More)
Our data demonstrate that the uptake of surface Ia into an intracellular compartment of B lymphoma or normal spleen cells is limited to about 20% after 2 to 3 h. The extent of internalization does not vary with several types of stimulation, including LPS, phorbol esters, anti-Ig-plus phorbol ester-stimulated EL-4 T cell supernatant, and Con A supernatant.(More)
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