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Profilin is a low molecular weight protein involved in the organization of the mammalian and protozoan cytoskeleton as well as in signal transduction. In this study, profilin is identified as an actin-binding protein in higher plants which is present in monocot and dicot angiosperms. Birch pollen profilin and actin can be copurified as a complex, and(More)
Microsequencing of a cyanogen bromide peptide obtained from a basic phosphoprotein co-sedimenting with purified ribosomes extracted from herpes simplex virus type 1-infected human epidermoid carcinoma 2 cells identified this protein as a product of the true late US11 gene. An antibody was raised against a recombinant fusion protein expressed in Escherichia(More)
The purification of a 15 kD allergen from celery was obtained by a four step procedure. Evidence for at least two isoallergenic forms was obtained after analysis by two-dimensional-electrophoresis. A rabbit polyclonal antibody raised against this purified allergen allowed us to confirm our precedent results on the occurrence of allergenically and molecular(More)
Type I allergy is a major health problem in industrialized countries where up to 15% of the population suffer from allergic symptoms (rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and asthma). Previously, we identified a cDNA clone that encoded a birch pollen allergen as profilin. Profilins constitute a ubiquitous family of proteins that control actin polymerization in(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assesses the value of two recombinant birch allergens for diagnosis of patients sensitized to birch pollen with or without associated food allergy. METHODS Fifty-one patients with positive skin test responses to Betulaceae and seven nonallergic control subjects were investigated; specific IgE antibodies were evaluated by specific(More)
We report an anaphylactic reaction which occurred very shortly after ingestion of a fresh fig. The IgE-dependent mechanism was demonstrated on the basis of positivity of the prick test performed with fresh fig (Ficus carica) extract. In addition, we were able to detect specific IgE to the same extract in the serum. The patient did not demonstrate(More)
The expression of certain cell cycle regulatory proteins: cdk1, cdk2, cdk4, cyclin A, cyclin B, cyclin E, Bcl2 and PCNA was examined in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from 25 cases of chronic lymphocytic leukemias (CLL) in order to analyze a possible cell cycle involvement of CLL lymphocytes. For comparison, we also studied the expression of these(More)
Using affinity chromatography on lactose-agarose, five beta-galactoside binding lectins of 14 to 20 kDa were detected in the rat small intestinal mucosa. The prominant proteins of 17 and 19 kDa were purified to homogeneity by 2D-electrophoresis. Direct N-terminal sequencing of the 17 kDa protein and intrachain sequencing of the 19 kDa protein produced(More)
Considering the high occurrence of profilin as an allergen in many plant species, the assumption was made that profilin might be an allergen in Hevea brasiliensis, a member of the latex producing Euphorbiaceae family. Using IgE-binding inhibition by purified profilins we demonstrated that profilin is an IgE-binding component in the cytosolic fraction of(More)
To better understand the relationship between the proliferation of human lymphoid cells and the expression of cdk1, a catalytic subunit of the histone H1 kinase (H1K), we examined its mRNA and protein content in 3 B-cell lines: Ramos, Reh-6 and IARC 963. Cells were elutriated according to their position in the cell cycle. Cell fractions were analyzed for(More)