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Serum reactivities to a panel of phospholipid antigens, including cardiolipin (CL), phosphatidylserine (PS), sphingomyelin, phosphatidylcholine, and phosphatidylethanolamine, were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 196 human immunodeficiency virus-l+ (HIV-1+) patients with CDC II to IVC clinical disease. Significant levels of IgG to CL, PS, or(More)
Murine antibodies which recognize the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-r) are good candidates for therapy and diagnosis of tumors overexpressing this receptor. Here we report the isolation of the variable regions from a murine monoclonal antibody anti-EGF-r (Mint5), the procedure to obtain the mouse/human chimeric antibody (chMint5) and its expression(More)
The present paper describes two immunoconjugates consisting of an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody (MAb), named Mint5, covalently linked to the type 1 ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) ocymoidine (Ocy) and pyramidatine (Pyra) from Saponaria ocymoides and Vaccaria pyramidata respectively. Both antibody and toxins are shown(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was carried out to investigate possible immunological changes in workers with prolonged low exposure to inorganic mercury in a fluorescent light bulb factory. METHODS 29 immunological variables were examined in 34 workers with prolonged low level exposure to inorganic mercury (exposed workers) and 35 unexposed workers as the(More)
Epithelial Growth Factor receptors (EGFr) are normally present in all the epithelial cells, but their overexpression is closely related to presence of cancer. We have raised EGF-competitive antibody against EGFr and have labelled it with 131I and technetium. The ability of this antibody to bind to A431 cells to be internalized has been tested on A431 cells(More)
Bone marrow plasma cells and stromal cells in multiple myeloma (MM) have been shown to be capable of releasing cytokines with angiogenic properties. Plasma cells can also express adhesion molecules controlling their adhesive interactions with endothelial cells. In the present study, we have evaluated by immunohistochemistry the extent of angiogenesis in the(More)
Safety and thrombus imaging capabilities of the 99mTc-labeled form of a new F(ab')2 monoclonal antibody (MoAb) against fragment D dimers from cross-linked human fibrin, previously shown to be effective labeled to 131I in detecting venous thrombi in the rabbit, were investigated. Sixteen patients (seven men, mean age: 60+/-7 years) with deep (n = three) and(More)
This review investigates how the treatment of hypertriglyceridemia with fibric acid derivatives impacts lipid concentrations, lipid particle size, and the rate of cardiovascular events: expressly, to decide whether the use of fibric acid derivatives is an effective treatment option in the reduction of cardiovascular endpoints for(More)
In the present paper we have analyzed the age-related changes in the distribution and numbers per cubic millimeter of the circulating lymphocyte subpopulations. Lymphocyte subsets have been examined by monoclonal antibodies specific for surface antigens (namely CD2, CD3, CD4, CD8, CD16, CD20 and CD57) and flow cytometry in lysed peripheral blood of normal(More)
A recombinant human GM-CSF-EPO hybrid protein named MEN 11300 was administered biweekly for a total of 6 weeks to rhesus monkeys in order to evaluate its pharmacokinetic behaviour, tolerability and immunogenicity. In this primate species a strong antibody response was induced which neutralized the in vitro biological activity of human EPO while no antibody(More)