K-H Wiesmüller

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Phosphotyrosine-containing synthetic peptides were used to identify the binding sites for cellular polypeptides involved in nerve growth factor receptor/Trk-mediated signal transduction. In vitro association of SHC and the p85 subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase with the Trk tyrosine kinase was prevented only by phosphorylated Y-490- and(More)
After immunization with measles virus (MV) several monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were obtained, which reacted with peptides corresponding to the amino acids 361-410 of the haemagglutinin protein (MV-H). Three of these MAbs (BH6, BH21 and BH216) inhibited haemagglutination, neutralized MV in vitro and protected animals from a lethal challenge of(More)
The haemagglutinin protein (H) of measles virus (MV) binds to susceptible cells and collaborates with the fusion protein (F) to mediate fusion of the virus with the cell membrane. Binding and fusion activity of the virus can be monitored by haemagglutination and haemolysis, respectively, of monkey erythrocytes. Most monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) with(More)
Transport of peptides across the membrane of the endoplasmic reticulum for assembly with MHC class I molecules is an essential step in antigen presentation to cytotoxic T cells. This task is performed by the major histocompatibility complex-encoded transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP). Using a combinatorial approach we have analyzed the(More)
Complex synthetic peptide libraries with defined amino acids in one or more positions of the H-2Kb-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) epitopes SIINFEKL and RGYVYQGL and mixtures of 19 amino acids in the remaining positions were used to analyze the structural requirements of peptide binding to MHC class I molecules and antigen recognition by CTLs. This(More)
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) constitute an essential part of the immune response against viral infections. Such CTL recognize peptides derived from viral proteins together with major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules on the surface of infected cells, and usually require in vivo priming with infectious virus. Here we report that synthetic(More)
Interaction of the nerve growth factor (NGF) receptor/Trk with cellular substrates was investigated by transient co-overexpression in human 293 fibroblasts using ET-R, a chimeric receptor consisting of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) extracellular ligand binding domain and the Trk transmembrane and intracellular signal-generating sequences. The(More)
Antigenic peptides are translocated into the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum by the action of the transporter associated with antigen processing (TAP), where they are subsequently needed for the correct assembly of major histocompatibility complex molecules. The transport function was reconstituted in insect cells by expression of both TAP genes. On the(More)
Pseudorabies virus (PRV; suid herpesvirus 1) infection causes heavy economic losses in the pig industry. Therefore, vaccination with live attenuated viruses is practiced in many countries. This vaccination was demonstrated to induce extrathymic virus-specific memory CD4+CD8+ T lymphocytes. Due to their major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules are cell-surface glycoproteins that bind peptides and present them to T cells. The formation of a peptide-MHC complex is the initial step in specific, T cell-mediated immune responses. But, unlike other receptor-ligand systems, peptides are essential for a stable conformation of the MHC proteins. To(More)