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Asymmetric cell division is a potential means by which cell fate choices during an immune response are orchestrated. Defining the molecular mechanisms that underlie asymmetric division of T cells is paramount for determining the role of this process in the generation of effector and memory T cell subsets. In other cell types, asymmetric cell division is(More)
With new imaging technologies and fluorescent probes, live imaging of cells in vitro has revolutionized many aspects of cell biology. A key goal now is to develop systems to optimize in vitro imaging, which do not compromise the physiological relevance of the study. We have developed a methodology that contains non-adherent cells within the field of view.(More)
During mammalian T cell development, the requirement for expansion of many individual T cell clones, rather than merely expansion of the entire T cell population, suggests a possible role for asymmetric cell division (ACD). We show that ACD of developing T cells controls cell fate through differential inheritance of cell fate determinants Numb and(More)
It has long been recognized that alterations in cell shape and polarity play important roles in coordinating lymphocyte functions. In the last decade, a new aspect of lymphocyte polarity has attracted much attention, termed asymmetric cell division (ACD). ACD has previously been shown to dictate or influence many aspects of development in model organisms(More)
We consider a wide class of gradient damage models which are characterized by two constitutive functions after a normalization of the scalar damage parameter. The evolution problem is formulated following a variational approach based on the principles of irreversibility, stability and energy balance. Applied to a monotonically increasing traction test of a(More)
As the web evolves, increasing quantities of structured information is embedded in web pages in disparate formats. For example, a digital camera’s description may include its price and megapixels whereas a professor’s description may include her name, university, and research interests. Both types of pages may include additional ambiguous information.(More)
When transplanted into type 1a diabetic recipients, islet allografts are subject both to conventional allograft immunity and, presumably, to recurrent autoimmune (islet-specific) pathogenesis. Importantly, CD4 T cells play a central role both in islet allograft rejection and in autoimmune disease recurrence leading to the destruction of syngeneic islet(More)
The ability of rapeseed oil and/or different antioxidants (alpha- and gamma-tocopherol mixture, ascorbyl palmitate, and EDTA) to protect fish-oil-enriched milk emulsions against oxidation was investigated. Tocopherol isomers in concentrations similar to those found in natural rapeseed oil were added to rapeseed oil stripped of natural tocopherols. The(More)
We describe a new approach for interactive analysis of time-lapse microscopy, and apply this approach to elucidating whether polarity regulation is conserved between epithelial cells and lymphocytes. A key advantage of our analysis platform, 'TACTICS', is the capacity to visualize individual data points in the context of large data sets, similar to standard(More)