Patricio Grob

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Immobilization of proteins to a solid phase leads to denaturation of the adsorbed molecules which may subsequently affect biological interactions. However, for many applications maintenance of the native structure is desired. Therefore, an indirect immobilization system was developed, based on binding of the albumin binding domain (ABP) of streptococcal(More)
It has been previously demonstrated that the non-toxic B-IIb tetanus toxin-derived fragment is transported retrogradely within neurons of the rat peripheral nervous system. In the present work we have shown that when a foreign polypeptide, in this case the Ibc tetanus toxin fragment, is coupled to B-IIb by a disulfide bond, it is transported retrogradely(More)
This study aimed to exploit bacterial artificial chromosomes (BAC) as large antigen-capacity DNA vaccines (BAC-VAC) against complex pathogens, such as herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). The 152-kbp HSV-1 genome recently has been cloned as an F-plasmid-based BAC in Escherichia coli (fHSV), which can efficiently produce infectious virus progeny upon transfection(More)
The papain-derived fragment IIc of tetanus toxin, which is immunologically identical to the B-IIb fragment, has previously been shown to bind gangliosides. As could be expected from its analogy with the B-IIb fragment, the IIc fragment was also found to bind to isolated synaptic membranes and to be transported retrogradely from the axonal endings within(More)
Cells with dendritic morphology obtained from several organs of mice lacking both type I and II IFN receptors were immortalized by a retrovirus and analysed for their phenotype and for their function to induce cognate immune responses in vitro and in vivo. Two cell lines called AG101 (skin) and AG116 (brain) were cloned and analysed in more detail. They(More)
The importance of each of the two interferon (IFN) systems in impeding herpesvirus replication and in stimulating virus-specific lymphocytes to control an acute systemic infection is not completely understood. To further our knowledge, pseudorabies virus, attenuated by deletion of the glycoprotein E gene to impair its neurovirulence and by deletion of the(More)