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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine whether T cells with indirect allospecificity could be detected in heart transplant recipients with chronic rejection. METHOD AND RESULTS Human T-cell clones were used to determine the most effective way to deliver major histocompatibility complex alloantigens for indirect presentation. Seven allograft(More)
Goodpasture's disease is a rare form of glomerulonephritis characterized by the production of autoantibodies to the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). In order to understand the development of autoimmunity to the GBM, it is important to examine mechanisms underlying T cell responses to the autoantigen. A MoAb P1, with the same specificity as patients'(More)
The LIM domain protein FHL1 (SLIM 1) transcript is preferentially expressed in postnatal skeletal muscle but almost nothing is known about its function in this tissue. In this study we have examined the expression of the FHL1 transcript at the cellular level by in situ hybridisation. Muscle fibers exist as a number of discrete subpopulations or "types"(More)
BACKGROUND Two populations of T cells contribute to allograft rejection. T cells with direct allospecificity are activated after recognition of intact MHC alloantigens displayed at the surface of donor passenger leukocytes carried within the graft. In contrast, T cells with indirect allospecificity recognize donor alloantigens as processed peptides(More)
We have isolated a cDNA clone from a mouse skeletal muscle library which is preferentially expressed in striated muscle and exhibits a high homology to human telethonin, a sarcomeric protein. The mouse telethonin transcript is developmentally regulated in both cardiac and skeletal muscle in vivo and is down-regulated in response to denervation. In the C2C12(More)
The incidence of de novo malignancy was analyzed in 274 renal transplant recipients whose graft had functioned for at least 3 years and who had been followed for 2622 patient-years and individually for up to 29 years. The actuarial incidence and relative risks (RR) of tumor development (compared with National statistics) were calculated. Subgroup analysis(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is implicated in the growth processes of many tissues in the adult animal. This hormone can act in an endocrine manner or can be produced in the specific tissues in response to growth promoting stimuli to act in an autocrine/paracrine manner. We have examined, in the rat, changes in serum concentrations of IGF-1 and(More)
Exposure of human synovial cells and fibroblasts in monolayer culture to interleukin 1 results in prominent secretion of proteins with Mr values of 6000 and 7000. By N-terminal sequence analysis, the Mr-6000 protein is identified as the protein encoded by a recently described gro mRNA. The Mr-7000 protein is identical to a neutrophil chemotactic factor(More)
Human virus-specific cytotoxic T (Tc) cells may be important in maintaining the virus/host equilibrium during persistent herpes virus infections such as that with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). We have previously shown that HCMV-specific Tc cells are present in peripheral blood in normal asymptomatic seropositive individuals (L. K. Borysiewicz et al., Eur.(More)