Peter Sejer Andersen

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The immune system is known to generate a diverse panel of high-affinity Abs by adaptively improving the recognition of pathogens during ongoing immune responses. In this study, we report the biological limits for Ag-driven affinity maturation and repertoire diversification by analyzing Ab repertoires in two adult volunteers after each of three consecutive(More)
A three-dimensional model of the complex between an Influenza Hemagglutinin peptide, Ha255-262, and its restricting element, the mouse major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecule, Kk, was built by homology modeling and subsequently refined by simulated annealing and restrained molecular dynamics. Next, three-dimensional models of two different T(More)
The recombinant antibody, pSAN13.4.1, has a unique T cell like specificity; it binds an Influenza Hemagglutinin octapeptide (Ha255-262) in an MHC (H-2Kk)-restricted manner, and a detailed comparison of the fine specificity of pSAN13.4.1 with the fine specificity of two Ha255-262-specific, H-2Kk-restricted T cell hybridomas has supported this contention. A(More)
Binding of the T cell receptor (TCR) to a bacterial superantigen (SAG) results in stimulation of a large population of T cells and subsequent inflammatory reactions. To define the functional contribution of TCR residues to SAG recognition, binding by 24 single-site alanine substitutions in the TCR V ␤ domain to Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin (SE) C3 was(More)
One of the earliest events following TCR triggering is TCR down-regulation. However, the mechanisms behind TCR down-regulation are still not fully known. Some studies have suggested that only directly triggered TCR are internalized, whereas others studies have indicated that, in addition to triggered receptors, nonengaged TCR are also internalized(More)
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