Raquel Bello

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The inducible co-stimulator (ICOS, CD278) is essential to the efficient development of normal and pathological immune reactions. Since ICOS-deficient mice have enhanced susceptibility to experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), we have functionally analyzed a CD4+ICOS+ population comprising 6-15% of all CD4+ T cells in secondary lymphoid organs of(More)
The T-cell antigen receptor complex (TCR/CD3) is a cell surface structure that defines the T lymphocyte lineage, where it fulfills two basic functions, namely antigen recognition and triggering of signals needed to mount adequate responses to foreign aggression and/or to undergo differentiation. Knowing the precise structure of the complex in terms of its(More)
The antigen T cell receptor (TCR)-CD3 complexes present on the cell surface of CD4(+) T lymphocytes and T cell lines express CD3 epsilon chain isoforms with different isoelectric points (pI), with important structural and functional consequences. The pI values of the isoforms fit the predicted pI values of CD3 epsilon chains lacking one, two, and three(More)
CD3varepsilon chains are essential to the structure, expression and signaling of T cell receptors. Here, we extend to human CD3varepsilon our previous data in mouse CD3varepsilon showing that, in T cells, proteolytic processing of the acidic N-terminal sequence of CD3varepsilon chains generate distinct polypeptide species that can be identified by(More)
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