Manuel Scherer

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Most laboratory strains of mice have between two and eight endogenous superantigens. These viral superantigens (vSAGs) are coded by genes in the 3' long terminal repeats of endogenous mammary tumor viruses (Mtv's). A line of Mtv-negative mice and several lines of mice containing single Mtv's were created by inbreeding the F2 progeny of CBA/CaJ and C58/J(More)
Mouse mammary tumor viruses encode superantigens that bind to class II major histocompatibility complex proteins and engage T cells that bear particular V beta s. Among these superantigens is the long known, but previously uncharacterized, Mls-1a product, encoded by Mtv-7. Using a monoclonal antibody, we detect the Mtv-7 superantigen on the surface of(More)
The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes are polymorphic in mouse and man. The products of these genes are receptors for peptides, which while bound, are displayed to T lymphocytes. When bound peptides from antigens are recognized by T lymphocytes, an immune response is initiated against the antigens. This study assessed the relation of the(More)
This paper presents an updated trend analysis of water vapour in the lower midlatitude stratosphere from the Boulder balloon-borne NOAA frostpoint hygrometer measurements and from the Halogen Occulation Experiment (HALOE). Two corrections for instrumental bias are applied to homogenise the frostpoint data series, and a quality assessment of all soundings(More)
Immune responses to proteins necessarily involve the recognition by T lymphocytes of a peptide or peptides derived from a protein complexed with a major histocompatibility antigen. The T-cell response of BALB/c mice to the bacteriophage lambda cI repressor protein (residues 1-102) is directed predominantly towards the epitope contained within a single(More)
Interferometers with atomic ensembles are an integral part of modern precision metrology. However, these interferometers are fundamentally restricted by the shot noise limit, which can only be overcome by creating quantum entanglement among the atoms. We used spin dynamics in Bose-Einstein condensates to create large ensembles of up to 10(4) pair-correlated(More)
We present a method to classify atomic density distributions using CCD images obtained in a quantum optics experiment. The classification is based on the scale invariant detection and precise localization of the central blob in the input image structure. The key idea is the usage of an a priori known shape of the feature in the image scale space. This(More)
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