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The rate of occurrence of audiogenic seizures and seizures induced by the benzodiazepine receptor inverse agonist methyl-beta-carboline-3-carboxylate (beta-CCM) were analyzed in several recombinant congenic strains of mice bred from B10.D2 and DBA/2J. Although both types of seizures have similar behavioral patterns and might involve GABAergic mechanisms, no(More)
beta-CCM is a beta-carboline known to have properties opposite to those of benzodiazepines. Our approach was to analyze, in mice, the genetic mechanisms involved in beta-CCM-induced myoclonic seizures using recombinant congenic strains and F1 hybrids issued from these strains. Our aim was to define the extent of the multigenic character of beta-CCM-induced(More)
The grafting of cells from donors incompatible for non-H-2 antigens alone can lead to GvHR mortality in up to 100% of lethally irradiated adult recipients. GvHR severity correlates with the number of mature immunocompetent cells present in the bone marrow inoculum. Histologic and clinical manifestations of GvHR observed in these mice differ from those seen(More)
It is demonstrated that, under experimental conditions resembling those used for bone marrow grafting in man, disparity for minor histocompatibility antigens alone (i.e., antigens coded for by genes not included in the major histocompatibility complex) is in fact sufficient for the induction of severe lethal graft-versus-host disease in adult (DBA/2 X(More)
To investigate the respective roles of Th1 and Th2 cells in the pathogenesis of lupus-like autoimmune disease, we have analyzed the spontaneous and antigen-induced productions of IgG1 vs IgG2a and IgG3 subclasses in relation to the mRNA expression of INF-gamma (Th1 cytokine promoting IgG2a and IgG3 production), IL-4 (Th2 cytokine promoting IgG1 production),(More)
Extra- and intracellular magnesium levels have previously been shown to be genetically controlled in humans and in the mouse. To further study this genetic regulation, mice were selected from a heterogeneous population, for low (MGL mice) and high (MGH mice) red blood cell (RBC) magnesium values. These values diverged rapidly in the two strains, to reach a(More)
The autosomal recessive mutant gene, lpr, has been shown to accelerate the progression of lupus-like autoimmune disease, which is associated with a massive expansion of a unique CD4-CD8- double-negative T cell subset, in MRL/MpJ mice. Here we report a substrain of MRL/MpJ-lpr/lpr (MRL-lpr) mice which live almost twice as long with delayed development of(More)
The signaling pathway mediating modulation of Na(+)-ATPase of proximal tubule cells by atrial natriuretic peptides (ANP) and urodilatin through receptors located in luminal and basolateral membranes (BLM) is investigated. In isolated BLM, 10(-11)M ANP or 10(-11)M urodilatin inhibited the enzyme activity (50%). Immunodetection revealed the presence of NPR-A(More)
UNLABELLED The relative contribution of individual non-H-2 Ag and of T cell subsets that initiate graft-vs-host reaction (GVHR) as well as the mechanism responsible for histopathologic lesions are still a matter of debate. To address these questions and to favor the selection of T cells primed in vivo against non-H-2 Ag important in GVHR we derived T cell(More)