Robert W. Chesnut

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Transgenic murine lines have been constructed that express a chimeric class I molecule composed of the alpha 1 and alpha 2 domains of HLA-A2.1 and the alpha 3, transmembrane, and cytoplasmic domains of H-2Kb. Upon immunization with influenza virus, transgenic mice developed a strong A2.1Kb-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response specific for the(More)
Epitope-based vaccines designed to induce CTL responses specific for HIV-1 are being developed as a means for addressing vaccine potency and viral heterogeneity. We identified a set of 21 HLA-A2, HLA-A3, and HLA-B7 restricted supertype epitopes from conserved regions of HIV-1 to develop such a vaccine. Based on peptide-binding studies and phenotypic(More)
The sequence of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) major envelope (Env) protein (ayw subtype) was scanned for the presence of H-2(d,b) motifs. Following binding and immunogenicity testing, two new H-2(d)-restricted epitopes (Env.362 and Env.364) were identified. These epitopes induced CTLs capable of recognizing naturally processed HBV-Env, but were apparently(More)
We have explored the isoelectronic replacement of the C═C double bond found at the core of many nonsteroidal estrogen ligands with a simple Schiff base (C═N). Di- and triaryl-substituted imine derivatives were conveniently prepared by the condensation of benzophenones with various anilines without the need for phenolic hydroxy protection. Most of these(More)
A new class of 15-azasteroid analogues has been synthesized and tested for antimicrobial activity. The compounds 1, 10, 11, 11a-tetrahydro-7-methoxy-11a-methyl-2H-naphth (1,2-g) indol (methoxyimine) and 1,10,11,11a-tetrahydro-11a-methyl-2H-naphth (1,2-g) indol-7-ol (hydroxyimine) inhibit the growth of Bacillus subtillis and Escherichia coli at(More)
The 15-azasteroid, 1,10,11,11a-tetrahydro-11a-methyl-2H naphth (1,2-g)indol-7-o1, inhibits the growth of the cell culture lines KB and L-M as well as several strains of bacteria. The inhibition of growth is reversed following removal of the steroid from the growth medium. Using in vitro grown L-M cells, the compound inhibited the transport of amino acids(More)
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