Juan P. Albar

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Juan A. Vizcaíno1,17, Eric W. Deutsch2,17, Rui Wang1, Attila Csordas1, Florian Reisinger1, Daniel Ríos1, José A. Dianes1, Zhi Sun2, Terry Farrah2, Nuno Bandeira3, Pierre-Alain Binz4, Ioannis Xenarios4,5,6, Martin Eisenacher7, Gerhard Mayer7, Laurent Gatto8, Alex Campos9, Robert J. Chalkley10, Hans-Joachim Kraus11, Juan Pablo Albar12, Salvador(More)
The complex pathophysiology of lung allergic inflammation and bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) that characterize asthma is achieved by the regulated accumulation and activation of different leukocyte subsets in the lung. The development and maintenance of these processes correlate with the coordinated production of chemokines. Here, we have assessed the(More)
The MAL (MAL/VIP17) proteolipid is a nonglycosylated integral membrane protein expressed in a restricted pattern of cell types, including T lymphocytes, myelin-forming cells, and polarized epithelial cells. Transport of the influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) to the apical surface of epithelial Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells appears to be mediated by(More)
p85/p110 phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) is a heterodimer composed of a p85-regulatory and a p110-catalytic subunit, which is involved in a variety of cellular responses including cytoskeletal organization, cell survival and proliferation. We describe here the cloning and characterization of p65-PI3K, a mutant of the regulatory subunit of PI3K, which(More)
The concept for cellular immunotherapy of solid tumors relies heavily on the capacity of class I MHC-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) to eliminate tumor cells. However, tumors often have managed to escape from the cytolytic machinery of these effector cells. Therefore, it is very important to chart the mechanisms through which this escape can(More)
Preparations of purified full-length fusion (F) protein of human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) expressed in recombinant vaccinia-F infected cells, or of an anchorless mutant (F(TM(-))) lacking the C-terminal 50 amino acids secreted from vaccinia-F(TM(-))-infected cells contain a minor polypeptide that is an intermediate product of proteolytic(More)
Cytokines interact with hematopoietin superfamily receptors and stimulate receptor dimerization. We demonstrate that chemoattractant cytokines (chemokines) also trigger biological responses through receptor dimerization. Functional responses are induced after pairwise crosslinking of chemokine receptors by bivalent agonistic antichemokine receptor mAb, but(More)
Using new human CXCR3 chemokine receptor-specific monoclonal antibodies, we studied human CXCR3 tissue distribution in lymphoid and nonlymphoid organs, as well as in inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and dermal vasculitis. CXCR3 was expressed by certain dendritic cell subsets, specifically myeloid-derived(More)
Cytoplasmic dynein is a large minus end-directed microtubule motor that translocates cargos towards the minus end of microtubules. Light chain 8 of the dynein machinery (LC8) has been reported to interact with a large variety of proteins that possess K/RSTQT or GIQVD motifs in their sequence, hence permitting their transport in a retrograde manner. Yeast(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases are thought to play an important role in endothelial cell migration and matrix remodeling. We have used an in vitro wound healing migration model and newly generated anti-membrane type 1-matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to characterize the role of MT1-MMP during this process. First, the expression and(More)