Liliana Jaso-Friedmann

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The catfish nonspecific cytotoxic cell receptor protein (NCCRP-1) provides an important function in target cell recognition and activation of cytotoxicity. This report identifies and characterizes a zebrafish orthologue of the catfish NCCRP-1. The zebrafish NCCRP-1 cDNA contains an open reading frame that encodes a predicted protein of 237 amino acids with(More)
The phylogenetic model for "conventional" antigen recognition by NK cells may be a protein (NCCRP-1) recently identified from catfish nonspecific cytotoxic cells (NCC). NCCRP-1 may be a Type III membrane protein. The antigen binding domain was identified by competition experiments using synthetic peptides. Within this domain, a 38-mer peptide (aa 104-140)(More)
The recognition structure responsible for binding to conventional antigen on target cells has not previously been described for nonspecific cytotoxic cells (NCC) or for mammalian natural killer (NK) cells. Although several biochemical pathways may be available for initiation of the lytic cycle in NCC, evidence presented indicates that initial contact with a(More)
We studied whether voluntary running in an activity wheel moderates splenic natural killer (NK) cell cytotoxicity after footshock. Young (50-day) male Fischer 344 rats were randomly assigned to 1) sedentary (n = 16) or 2) activity-wheel (n = 16) groups that each received controllable or uncontrollable footshock on 2 consecutive days or 3) a sedentary(More)
The present study was designed to examine the binding and signalling effects of single base and CpG dinucleotide phosphodiester (Po) oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN) on the human natural killer (NK)-like cell line (YT-INDY). Single base Po ODN composed of 20-mers of guanosine (dG20), adenosine (dA20), cytosine (dC20) or thymidine (dT20) as well as 'conventional'(More)
Although programmed cell death (PCD) and the cellular pathology of apoptosis have been extensively studied in mammals and invertebrates, little is known regarding these important regulatory processes in cold blooded vertebrates, especially teleost fish. In the present review, select immunoregulatory properties of PCD/apoptosis in nonspecific cytotoxic cells(More)
Granzymes are granule-associated serine proteases, which are important effector molecules in NK cell and CTL functions. The granzyme family poses a perplexing problem in phylogenetics due to the lack of nonmammalian sequence information. We now report the identification of a cDNA that codes for a granzyme homologue, channel catfish granzyme-1 (CFGR-1), from(More)
The role of FasL/FasR pathways of immunoregulation of programmed cell death in teleost cytotoxic innate immunity has not been previously examined. In the present study, constitutive cytosolic soluble FasL (sFasL) was detected in anterior kidney (AK), peripheral blood (PBL) and liver NCC obtained from tilapia. Ligation of NCC by tumour cells caused the(More)
We have previously reported the characterization of mAb derived against NC-37 target cells. mAb 18C2 and 1E7 inhibit fish cytotoxicity by binding to target cells and thus preventing the formation of conjugates with fish nonspecific cytotoxic cells (NCC). It was therefore presumed that these inhibitory mAb were specific for the target cell Ag necessary for(More)
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) and natural killer (NK) cells are the main killer cell populations of the immune system. The mechanisms by which these cells recognize target cells vary considerably, while the effector molecules used to facilitate target cell death are highly conserved. The main pathways utilized by killer cells consist of granule exocytosis(More)