Pal Alföldy

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The reduction of NBT to formazan has been suggested as an indicator of the reduction potential of biological systems. An increase in the amount of reduced formazan reflects the activation of the hexose monophosphate shunt of phagocytes cultivated in vitro, as a result of cellular stimulation by chemical or biological factors, or during phagocytosis. This(More)
The question of which cell components in a rejecting rat renal allograft secrete plasminogen activator (PA) has been analyzed. Although normal renal parenchymal cells also secreted PA, most of the PA in a renal allograft (and to a lesser extent also in an autograft) was produced by the inflammatory leukocytes. Fractionation at 1 g demonstrated that the(More)
Evidence is presented that enhanced reduction of the dye nitroblue-tetrazolium (NBT) by polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) which are stimulated by dextran sulfates (DS) is not exclusively due to the phagocytosis of particles formed by NBT and DS. Not only the size of phagocytizable particles but the degree of substitution determines the acceleration of(More)
Production of cellular immune reaction in subjects immunized against HLA antigens was studied by the capillary migration inhibition test in vitro and by the skin test in vivo. The majority of the immunized subjects (10 out of 13) developed a cell-mediated immunity to the donor antigens. Production of HLA antibodies was demonstrable in a smaller proportion(More)