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The paratypic and idiotypic diversity of the BALB/c antibody response to the hemagglutinin (HA) of the influenza A/PR/8/34 virus (PR8) was investigated using a panel of 125 anti-HA hybridoma antibodies derived from 14 BALB/c mice. The paratypic diversity, as assessed by a fine specificity analysis using 51 related influenza viruses, was extensive: 104(More)
This study focuses on 10 BALB/c anti-influenza virus (A/PR/8/34) hemagglutinin antibodies that have light chains encoded by the same variable region kappa chain (V kappa) gene, V kappa 21C. A comparison of antibodies from lymphocytes of independent origin reveals the contribution of germline diversity (combinatorial joining and association) to this(More)
A group of hybridoma antibodies that recognize structurally overlapping epitopes on the influenza virus hemagglutinin have been analyzed for the sequence of their immunoglobulin heavy and light chain variable regions. All VH regions derive from the same gene family, and only two Vk genes, from different families, are involved. The repetitive and restricted(More)
A clone obtained from a differential display screen for cellular genes with altered expression during human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection matched the sequence for the human GLUT3 facilitative glucose transporter, a high-velocity-high-affinity facilitative transporter commonly expressed in neurons of the central nervous system. Northern (RNA)(More)
Most (80 to 90%) primary antibodies specific for the Sb site of influenza virus (A/PR/8/34) hemagglutinin share an Id (designated C4). Secondary antihemagglutinin(Sb) antibodies also exhibit the C4 Id although less frequently (10 to 15%). We have analyzed the V region nucleotide sequences of primary and secondary antibodies with the C4 Id. Primary C4(More)
We have determined the nucleotide sequences of the expressed VH and Vk genes from 13 secondary (2 degrees) hemagglutinin (HA) (Sb) specific hybridomas derived from a single mouse. These antibodies share an Id, H37-68 (68Id) that dominates the 2 degrees HA(Sb) response in this mouse, but is rare or absent from 2 degrees responses of other mice. We find that(More)
We have examined how many different H chain variable (VH) and kappa-chain variable (Vk) germ-line genes are used in the antibody response to the influenza virus A/PR/8/34 hemagglutinin (PR8 HA), and have assessed how the expression of individual VH and/or Vk genes contributes to the generation of specificity for the HA. A panel of 51 hybridoma antibodies(More)
Approximately 50% of the primary antibody response of BALB/c mice to the A/PR/8/34 influenza virus hemagglutinin is directed to the Cb site, one of the four major antigenic regions of the molecule. To determine the structural basis of the anti-Cb site response, we have examined the paratypic and genetic diversity exhibited by a panel of 24 primary and 4(More)
The early primary B cell response of BALB/c mice to the influenza virus A/PR/8/34 (PR8) hemagglutinin (HA) is dominated by B cells that utilize a single V kappa gene in association with one of two closely related VH genes. We have used an anti-idiotypic reagent that recognizes a light chain-associated idiotope (23-1 Id) on these antibodies to follow their(More)
Fig. 1. (A) Shows the region between base pairs 727 and 745, which is the region that was previously reported to show NZB and DBA/2J polymorphisms [1]. In the current study, sequence analysis showed no polymorphism among the different strains in this region or in any other part of the coding sequence. (B) shows intronic sequence (residues 236 to 345). A(More)