Pam Richardson

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A soluble form of complement receptor 2 (sCR2) is found in normal human serum. Amounts present are about 30-90 ng/ml, which is of the same order as reported for soluble CR1. Although B cells express surface CR2 and are the main peripheral blood source of sCR2 they do not appear to be the major tissue source of serum sCR2. Serum levels of sCR2 of patients(More)
Monoclonal populations from 10 cases of phenotypically well-characterized B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and from a single case of hairy cell leukemia were assessed for their ability to respond by mitogenic stimulation to a number of agents described as growth-promoting for normal B cells. These included the recombinant factors interleukin-1 (IL1),(More)
B-cell prolymphocytic leukaemia (B-PLL) is a rare chronic lymphoproliferative disease characterised by a massive splenomegaly associated with a mild or no lymphadenopathy and a high leukocyte count, mostly representing prolymphocytic features. We have studied membrane expression of certain Ig VK and VH gene products in five patients with B-PLL using a panel(More)
By using pairs of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) to different epitopes on CD21 and CD23 antigens, it has been shown that both antigens are readily detectable in cell-free supernates of cultures of B cells expressing these antigens on the cell surface. The antigens remained in the soluble fraction after high speed centrifugation. Sera from normal individuals(More)
The immunotoxin BU12-SAPORIN was constructed by covalently coupling the single-chain ribosome-inactivating protein saporin to the anti-CD19 monoclonal antibody BU12 via a disulphide linker using the heterobifunctional reagent SPDP. The immunoreactivity and specificity of BU12-SAPORIN was identical to that of unmodified native BU12 antibody. BU12-SAPORIN was(More)
Hybridomas have been produced from mice immunized with human IgG. Culture supernates were assayed for the presence of antibody-producing cells by passive haemagglutination. Hybridomas producing antibodies to human kappa (kappa) and lambda (lambda) light chains have been cloned and grown as ascitic tumours in BALB/c mice. The antigen-binding characteristics(More)
A mouse monoclonal antibody named BU11 which detects an antigen strongly expressed on human plasma cells is described. The antibody stains plasma cells in tonsil sections, fresh and cultured plasmacytoid cells from the bone marrow of patients with multiple myeloma and cells of the plasmacytoid cell line RPMI 8226 used as the immunogen. In vitro studies of(More)
Leukaemic B cells from patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (B-CLL) are known to express the pan T-cell marker CD5 and a restricted set of immunoglobulin (Ig) variable region heavy (VH) and light (VL) chains encoded by germline or minimally mutated germline genes. We have studied surface expression of certain VH and VK gene products on peripheral(More)