Robert N. Jenkins

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To characterize the four common Qa-1 allelic products, we examined in detail the CTL-defined determinants encoded by Qa-1. In previous studies with anti-Qa-1 CTL and alloantisera, investigators have described antigenic determinants present on Qa-1a and Qa-1b antigens, but they have defined Qa-1c and Qa-1d exclusively by their cross-reactivity with Qa-1a(More)
In an effort to determine the cost effectiveness of rotator cuff repair surgery in workers' compensation patients, a financial analysis of 50 consecutive patients with a "successful" result was performed. Treatment costs were analyzed from the date of initial injury through all evaluations, diagnostic studies, surgical reconstruction, physical therapy and(More)
Cartilage matrix protein (CMP) is a major component of the extracellular matrix of nonarticular cartilage. The structure and chromosomal location of the human gene encoding CMP was determined by molecular cloning analysis. We used a partial chicken CMP cDNA probe to isolate three overlapping human genomic clones. From one of these clones, a probe containing(More)
PURPOSE This study was initiated to evaluate the effect of a pain control infusion catheter in managing postoperative pain. TYPE OF STUDY In a prospective, randomized trial, 62 consecutive patients undergoing arthroscopic subacromial decompression had an indwelling pain control infusion catheter placed at the operative site. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
The nature of cell surface determinants detected by Qa-1-specific alloantisera and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) in mice of the H-2f, Qa-1d genotype was investigated. The H-2f, Qa-1d strains A.CA and B10.M express both Qa-1a and Qa-1b encoded alloantigenic determinants (Qa-1.1 and Qa-1.2, respectively), as defined in the prototypic A (or B6-Tlaa) and(More)
A contribution of N-linked oligosaccharides to determinants recognized by alloreactive cytotoxic T lymphocytes has not been demonstrated. Employing cloned CTL and tunicamycin, an inhibitor of protein glycosylation, we found that carbohydrate addition was required for the formation of two of six Qa-1 determinants. The other determinants were detectable on(More)
Maternally transmitted antigen (Mta) is a murine cell-surface molecule defined by the reactivity of specific H-2 nonrestricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL-s). Maternal transmission appears to be under control of a stable genetic factor in the cytoplasm of the ovum. In view of the known maternal inheritance of mitochondria we have assessed their involvement(More)
The alloantigens encoded by the four defined Qa-1 genotypes were characterized by cloned cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) recognition. CTL clones specific for Qa-1a- and for Qa-1b-encoded antigens were generated. Examination of the reactivity of these clones with target cells from H-2r and H-2f strains provided the strongest evidence to date for the designation(More)
Cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) activated in H-2 identical, Qa-1 disparate mixed leukocyte cultures recognize H-2-nonrestricted target antigens indistinguishable by strain or tissue distribution from serologically defined Qa-1 antigens. Cloned Qa-l-specific CTL define determinants encoded by four Qa-1 genotypes; we used anti-Qa-1 sera in antibody blocking(More)
Semiquantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to study the T-cell receptor (TCR) beta-chain variable (Vbeta) region gene families expressed by T cells in 28 patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), 20 normal controls, and 9 patients with other chronic inflammatory hepatic diseases. We hypothesized that activation(More)