O A Osung

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Monolayer cultures of rat glial cells derived from 12 to 14 day fetal spinal cords and rat C6 glioma cells were examined for immunofluorescent reactivity with human or rabbit autoantibodies to intermediate filaments and with rabbit antibody to GFAP. The embryonic glial cells and C6 glima cells reacted identically with both. Protoplasmic astrocytes gave(More)
Seventy-four out of 113 sera from patients with infectious hepatitis, chickenpox, measles and mumps reacted with both smooth muscle and cytoplasmic filaments in cultured fibroblasts and neuroblastoma. Five out of eighty-five control sera also reacted in this way. That the cytoplasmic structures are intermediate filaments was suggested by their rearrangement(More)
Specific anti-actin and anti-myosin antibodies were shown to react in single and double immunofluorescence sandwich tests with identical sites in non-muscle cells in frozen sections of tissues and in cultured cells. In tissues, both antibodies reacted with liver cell membranes, parts of renal glomeruli, brush borders and peritubular fibrils of renal(More)
IgM antibodies against cultures of intermediate filaments (IMF) of the cytoskeleton were demonstrated by immunofluorescence in the sera of 94 (80%) of 118 patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. These antibodies reacted with IMF in cultures of both human fetal fibroblasts and laryngeal carcinoma (HEp2) cells. Of 10 patients from whom paired(More)
Cryostat section of synovial tissue from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthrosis, pigmented villonodular synovitis, and from a normal knee were studied by indirect immunofluorescence with guinea-pig antibodies to the intermediate filament proteins prekeratin, vimentin, and desmin. Staining for vimentin, but absence of(More)
Monolayers of cultured neuroblastoma cells were examined for immunofluorescent reactivity with antibodies directed against actin, myosin or intermediate filaments. In well spread cells, antibody to intermediate filaments stained an intricate cytoplasmic network which extended as filament bundles into cell processes; in poorly spread or rounded cells, the(More)
Sera from 530 children suffering from various diseases and from 64 controls were tested for smooth muscle autoantibodies (SMA) by indirect immunofluorescence. A high incidence of SMA (51-86%) was found in patients with viral and bacterial infections (viral hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, measles, mumps, chickenpox, typhoid fever, and brucellosis),(More)
Human smooth muscle autoantibody (SMA) of defined anti-actin specificity was tested by the indirect immunoperoxidase staining method on frozen sections of tissues and on cultured rat lung fibroblasts. The serum stained tissue sections and cultured fibroblasts in a pattern identical with that obtained by indirect immunofluorescence. Ultrastructural studies(More)
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