Matthias Lipinski

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NC-1 and HNK-1, two mouse monoclonal antibodies raised against quail ciliary ganglion and a human leukemic cell-line, respectively, were found to display the same pattern of reactivity. Species investigated included human, rodents, birds and amphibians. In 1- to 3-day-old avian embryos, migrating crest cells are stained, whereas in older animals(More)
Three transplantable nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) tumors, designated C15, C17 and C18, have been obtained and characterized. C15, derived from a primary NPC tumor, has been propagated in nude mice for 30 passages. C17 and C18, derived from metastatic NPC tissue, have been passaged 10 times. Desmosomes, present in every case, provided confirmation of the(More)
The antigen defined by a rat monoclonal antibody directed to a Burkitt lymphoma cell line was identified as globotriaosylceramide [Gal alpha (1 leads to 4)-Gal beta (1 leads to 4)-Glc beta (1 leads to 1)-ceramide]. The antibody demonstrated a strict steric specificity since it did not react with globoisotriaosylceramide [Gal alpha (1 leads to 3)-Gal beta (1(More)
We describe the biochemical properties and cell surface distributions of three human T cell antigens (Leu-1, Leu-2a, and Leu-2b) which we postulate to be the homologues of the Lyt-1, Lyt-2, and Lyt-3 antigens that distinguish functional T cell subsets in the mouse. Leu-l, like Lyt-1, is on all thymocytes and peripheral T cells and is present in greater(More)
The reactivity of the HNK-1 monoclonal antibody that, besides a subset of hematopoietic cells with natural killer activity, also detects neuroectodermal cells, was screened on 153 human tumors. Immunoperoxidase staining of paraffin sections revealed that HNK-1 detects neuroectoderm-derived cancers and tumors with endocrine activity. Because the antigen(More)
We have previously characterized a CD3+ T cell receptor (TCR) alpha/beta- human fetal cloned cell line, termed F6C7, which surface-expresses a CD3-associated gamma chain identified by anti-NKFi, an mAb with a restricted clonotypic reactivity. Here, we have produced an additional antibody, anti-Ti-gamma A, which recognizes a public epitope of the gamma(More)
Seventy-six North African patients (most from Algeria) affected with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) have been studied for their HLA-A, -B, and -DR phenotypes and compared with a control North African population. Antigens HLA-A3, HLA-B5 and HLA-Bw15 were found more frequently in the NPC group than in the control group (30.3% vs 17.6%, 38.2% vs 24.4% and 9.2%(More)
The HNK-1 antibody known to define a subpopulation of human lymphocytes with natural killer and killer cell activities was shown to detect a common neuroectodermal antigen. Most tumor lines and paraffin-embedded tumors and normal tissues of neuroectodermal origin were specifically stained by HNK-1. Lines and tissues of other derivations were negative except(More)
Natural cell-mediated cytotoxicity (NCMC) against K-562 target cells was explored in patients with various primary immunodeficiencies. (a) NCMC was present in 2 patients lacking detectable B cells. Conversely, NCMC was depressed in 2 patients with severe combined immunodeficiency presenting a normal number of circulating B cells. These data exclude a major(More)
Natural killer (NK) cell activity was found decreased (mean value: 27.5%) in peripheral blood lymphocytes from 59 untreated patients with malignant lymphoma, when compared to 112 healthy subjects (46.3%) and to 75 cancer patients with nonlymphoid tumors (43.7%) (P less than 0.001). NK cell values were similar in patients with Hodgkin's disease (25.5%) and(More)