Karen P. Fraser

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As a potential means for facilitating studies of NK cell-related molecules, we examined the expression of these molecules on a range of mouse tumor cell lines. Of the lines we initially examined, only EL4 and RMA expressed such molecules, both lines expressing several members of the Ly49 and NKRP1 families. Unexpectedly, several of the NK-related molecules,(More)
CD94/NKG2 receptors on mouse NK cells recognize the nonclassical class I molecule Qa1 and can deliver inhibitory signals that prevent NK cells from lysing Qa1-expressing cells. However, the exact circumstances under which Qa1 protects cells from NK lysis and, in particular, the role of the dominant Qa1-associated peptide, Qdm, are unclear. In this study, we(More)
Fetal mouse NK cells are grossly deficient in the expression of Ly49 molecules yet show a limited ability to distinguish between wild-type and MHC class I-deficient target cells. In this paper we report that during their development in vitro from immature thymic progenitors, a proportion of C57BL/6 fetal NK cells acquires receptors for a soluble form of the(More)
NK cells developing in vitro from fetal progenitors in the presence of IL-2 are phenotypically and functionally indistinguishable from mature adult NK cells, with the exception that they generally lack surface expression of any of the Ly49 molecules that have previously been examined. Using two recently developed anti-Ly49 mAb, we show here that most of(More)
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