Joseph M. Davie

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The antiphosphocholine (PC) antibody in normal mouse sera (NMS) provides protection against intravenous infection with encapsulated strain WU2 of type 3 Streptococcus pneumoniae. Mice unable to make anti-PC antibody, as a result of suppression with anti-T-15 idiotype or inheritance of the xid gene of CAB/N mice, are highly susceptible to infection with(More)
Previously we have demonstrated that islets of Langerhans treated with donor-specific anti-Ia serum and complement survive when transplanted across the major histocompatibility complex of the mouse. In this study, using immunofluorescence, we demonstrate two morphologically distinct populations of Ia-positive cells scattered within the Ia-negative islet(More)
The interaction of antigen with immunoglobulin-like receptors on immunocompe-tent lymphocytes is considered fundamental to the activation of these committed lymphocytes (1). Using a variety of techniques, independent laboratories have demonstrated the existence of such receptor-bearing cells and their predominantly bone marrow (B)-lymphocyte nature.(More)
Islets of Langerhans treated with donor-specific anti-Ia serum and complement were transplanted across a major histocompatibility barrier into nonimmunosuppressed diabetic mice. The allografts survived in all recipients for at least 200 days after transplantation. Rejection of an established allograft could be induced by intravenous injection of donor(More)
Examination of the subclass distribution of murine antibodies directed against groups A and C streptococcal carbohydrate, alpha-(1 leads to 3) dextran and phosphocholine yields the surprising observation that these carbohydrate antigens stimulate IgG responses largely restricted to the rare IgG3 subclass. This subclass restriction is particularly impressive(More)
A three-dimensional map of the positions of four idiotypic determinants (idiotopes or Ids) and an isotypic determinant was derived by transmission electron microscopy of negatively stained immune complexes. Each complex was composed of a monoclonal Id-expressing IgG and one or two varieties of monoclonal anti-Id (or anti-isotype) Fab fragment or IgG. Data(More)
In previous studies we have shown that rejection of islet xenografts transplanted between closely related species (rat to mouse) can be prevented by destruction or alteration of antigen-presenting cells in the donor islets and temporary immunosuppression of the recipients. Relatively few studies have been reported on the survival of islet xenografts(More)
The complete variable region sequences from ten antibodies and two myeloma proteins binding alpha-1,3 dextran have been determined. The diversity patterns of these homogeneous antibody molecules suggest that the variable regions of heavy chains are encoded by separate variable (V) and joining (J) gene segments. The most striking feature of these data is the(More)
Antigens have been classified previously into three categories, thymus-dependent (TD), thymus-independent type (TI) 1, and TI-2, based upon thymic dependence and ability to stimulate an immunodeficient strain of mouse, CBA/N. Here we demonstrate that the different antigen classes elicit IgG antibodies of different subclasses. TD antigens stimulate(More)