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Identification of shared tumor-specific targets is useful in developing broadly applicable therapies. In a study designed to identify genes up-regulated in breast cancer, a cDNA clone corresponding to a novel gene C35 (C17orf37) was selected by representational difference analysis of tumor and normal human mammary cell lines. Abundant expression of C35(More)
Multiple periodontal pathogens sequentially colonize the subgingival niche during the conversion from gingivitis to destructive periodontal disease. An animal model of sequential immunization with key periodontal pathogens has been developed to determine whether T- and B-lymphocyte effector functions are skewed and fail to protect the host from pathogenic(More)
Fibroblasts have an important structural role in the spleen, as they provide a scaffold of extracellular matrix in which cells of the immune system reside. Aside from their vague recognition as "stromal" or "reticular" components of the spleen, these cells have not been characterized. In this study, normal fibroblast lines from mouse [B6D2(F1)] spleen were(More)
B/macrophage cells are biphenotypic leukocytes of unknown function that simultaneously express B lymphocyte (IgM, IgD, B220, CD5) and macrophage (phagocytosis, F4/80, Mac-1) characteristics. B/macrophage cells can be generated from purified mouse B lymphocytes incubated in fibroblast-conditioned medium. A potential role for B/macrophage cells in(More)
B lymphocytes and macrophages are considered to be derived from separate lineages and to have specialized functions. However, some malignant B lymphocytes can generate descendants with macrophage-like properties and monocytoid B cells are described in certain diseases. In this report, we demonstrate that normal biphenotypic cells can be isolated by(More)
Fibroblasts are the major resident cells which inhabit the periodontal tissues. As such, they are crucial for maintaining the connective tissues which support and anchor the tooth. Little is known of their origins, synthesis of regulatory cytokines and growth factors in health and disease, and importance in soft tissue regeneration. An emerging concept is(More)
Normal and malignant CD5+ B lymphocytes can develop macrophage-like characteristics. One stimulus of this phenotypic shift is culture of normal mouse splenic B lymphocytes with splenic fibroblasts or their conditioned media. These biphenotypic B/macrophage (B/M phi) cells simultaneously display macrophage characteristics, such as phagocytosis and F4/80(More)
CD43 (leukosialin), a sialylated glycoprotein expressed on the surface of most hematopoietic cells, has been implicated in cell adhesion and signaling. However, its precise physiological function remains unclear. We used mouse CD43 (mCD43)-immunoglobulin enhancer-transgenic (TG) mice to study the role of mCD43 in vivo. Previous work revealed that mCD43(More)
For decades, numerous investigators have reported derivation of macrophage-like cells from CD5(+) pre-B cell lymphomas. Recently, it has become clear that biphenotypic CD5(+) B/macrophage cells are not a spurious result of malignancy. Indeed, the existence of normal biphenotypic cells with CD5(+) B lymphocyte and macrophage characteristics has been(More)