M I Nik Jaafar

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The discovery of jacalin, a group of lectins from jackfruit seeds (Artocarpus heterophyllus), has attracted considerable attention due to its numerous interesting immunological properties as well as its usefulness in the isolation of various serum proteins. We have further identified a similar lectin from the seeds of Champedak (Artocarpus integer) which we(More)
Monocyte binding has previously been assigned to the C gamma 3 domain of human immunoglobulin G (IgG) largely on the ability of the pFc' fragment to inhibit the monocyte-IgG interaction. This ability is markedly reduced compared to the intact parent IgG. We find this result with a conventional pFc' preparation but this preparation is found to contain trace(More)
Epitopes recognised by a panel of 23 anti-Fc gamma monoclonal antibodies (McAbs) have been subdivided into three groups each having a distinct topographical distribution. One group of mutually inhibitory McAbs are reactive with epitopes expressed on the fy "surface" of the C gamma 2 domain. A second group recognises epitopes in the region of arginine 355 of(More)
A monoclonal human rheumatoid factor (RF-AN) reactive with human Fc gamma is shown to recognise a discontinuous epitope dependent on the presence of histidine (His) at residue 435. RF-AN is not reactive with IgG1 paraproteins having C gamma 2 or C gamma 3 domain deletions or IgG3m (5) or Ig3m (21) proteins having arginine (Arg) at residue 435. RF-AN is(More)
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