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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which inhibit cyclooxygenase (COX) activity, are powerful antineoplastic agents that exert their antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects on cancer cells by COX-dependent and/or COX-independent pathways. Celecoxib, a COX-2-specific inhibitor, has been shown to reduce the number of adenomatous colorectal polyps in(More)
AQP3 is a water and glycerol channel present on human erythrocytes and in various tissues. By protein and molecular biology analysis, two unrelated probands who developed alloantibodies to the high frequency antigen GIL were found to be AQP3-deficient. The defect is caused by homozygous mutation affecting the 5' donor splice site of intron 5 of the AQP3(More)
The red cell ICAM-4/LW blood group glycoprotein, which belongs to the family of intercellular adhesion molecules (ICAMs), has been reported to interact with CD11a/CD18 (LFA-1) and CD11b/CD18 (Mac-1) beta(2) integrins. To better define the basis of the ICAM-4/beta(2) integrin interaction, we have generated wild-type, domain-deleted and mutated recombinant(More)
The Rh antigen is a multi-subunit complex composed of Rh polypeptides and associated glycoproteins (Rh50, CD47, LW and glycophorin B); these interact in the red cell membrane and are lacking or severely reduced in Rhnull cells. As a result, individuals with Rhnull suffer chronic haemolytic anaemia known as the Rh-deficiency syndrome. Most frequently, Rhnull(More)
Numerous blood group antigens are present in different human tissues where they appear as immunological markers of certain structures. The Pr antigen is the only antigen present in the islet of Langerhans. The A, B, H and Lewis antigens are present in the centro acinar cells and the Pr and Lewis antigens are found on the membrane of the pancreatic ducts. A,(More)
It has been demonstrated that the promiscuous chemokine binding profile of the Duffy antigen/receptor for chemokines (DARC) is given by its extracellular NH2-terminal region. However, the relationship among the Fy6, Fya/b, and Fy3 epitopes, localized in the first and fourth extracellular domains of DARC, respectively, and the chemokine binding sites(More)
ICAM-4 (LW blood group glycoprotein) is an erythroid-specific membrane component that belongs to the family of intercellular adhesion molecules and interacts in vitro with different members of the integrin family, suggesting a potential role in adhesion or cell interaction events, including hemostasis and thrombosis. To evaluate the capacity of ICAM-4 to(More)
The Kell blood group is a highly polymorphic system containing over 20 different antigens borne by the protein Kell, a 93-kDa type II glycoprotein that displays high sequence homology with members of the M13 family of zinc-dependent metalloproteases whose prototypical member is neprilysin. Kell K1 is an antigen expressed in 9% of the Caucasian population,(More)
The Lutheran antigens are recently characterized glycoproteins in which the extracellular region contains five immunoglobulin like domains, suggesting some recognition function. A recent abstract suggests that the Lutheran glycoproteins (Lu gps) act as erythrocyte receptors for soluble laminin (Udani, M., Jefferson, S., Daymont, C., Zen, Q., and Telen, M.(More)
The patterns of cross-reaction of 30 monoclonal antibodies and three lectins were determined by ELISA with 21 ABH, Ii or Lewis related synthetic oligosaccharides coupled to bovine serum albumin. At least seven main groups of cross-reactive patterns were identified among the antibodies, plus several intermediate patterns between two of the main antibody(More)