Medi Adibzadeh

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Aged persons frequently manifest declining parameters of those immune functions which protect the young against disease. Longitudinal studies are beginning to show that number, type and function of T cells may be associated with longevity, morbidity and mortality in free-living elderly humans. Multi-faceted alterations in the ability of T cells from old(More)
Human monoclonal T lymphocyte populations maintained in long-term culture by intermittent reactivation via the antigen receptor and supplied with exogenous interleukin 2 manifest finite proliferative lifespans. T lymphocytes cloned from mature peripheral T cells of adult donors were constantly lost from the time point of their first isolation up to an(More)
The "two signal" concept for T cell activation is widely accepted. Signal 1 is commonly delivered via the antigen receptor, and signal 2 via accessory interactions. Delivery of both signals results in activation, signal 1 alone in induction of hyporesponsiveness. The nature of signal 1 in alloreactivity is not completely clear; most evidence suggests that a(More)
In a search for potentially tumour-specific MHC-class-II-restricted antigens, the immunogenicity of endogenous peptides that had been eluted from HLA-DR molecules of the human melanoma cell line FM3 (HLA-DRB1*02x, DRB1*0401) was tested in vitro. Two 16-mers representing gp100 positions 44–59, and annexin II positions 208–223 bound well to isolated DRB1*0401(More)
A new structure of the solenoid inductor is presented in this paper. The proposed solenoid inductor has been simulated in a standard 0.18um one-poly-six-metal (1P6M) CMOS process. The proposed inductor products higher quality factor and inductance value in compare with the traditional designs. Furthermore, the new structure shows more improvement in the(More)
The term "immunosenescence" refers to an age-associated dysregulation of immune function which contributes to the increased susceptibility of the elderly to infectious disease. Although there are age-associated changes measurable in the innate immune system (Pawelec et al., 1998c), it is the adaptive, particularly T cell, system which is most susceptible to(More)
Alloreactivity remains an important barrier to organ transplantation and is caused by T cell recognition of foreign histocompatibility antigens (HAg) in two ways: (1) indirect recognition, in which processed HAg peptides are presented by self MHC like any other foreign antigen, and (2) direct recognition, where the foreign MHC itself is recognized in(More)
Measurement of in vitro cytotoxic function of human T cells can be accomplished by polyclonal stimulation of T cell effectors using anti-CD3 antibody, which stimulates all cytolytic effector cells, or with a specific stimulating antigen. Accordingly, two sets of assays of cytolytic T cell function are described in this unit, one for measuring(More)
To enrich low-density human bone marrow (BM) cells for putative progenitors of T-lymphocytes, CD7+ CD3- cells were sorted (purity was estimated at > 99.9%) and cultured under limiting dilution conditions with irradiated allogeneic stimulator cells, interleukin (IL) 2, and PHA. Clonal populations were available for analysis from Day 25 onward. By this time,(More)