Rosa R. Bernabé

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A simple technique for isolating human peripheral B and T cells is described. This method is based on the different mobility of cells in a discontinuous density gradient of Percoll. A population with a mean of 72.8% of surface stable Ig (B cells) is found in the top layer (fraction I) whereas T cells with less than 3% of Ig are distributed in the two lower(More)
Passage of human peripheral blood leucocytes through Sephadex G-10 columns results in a complete depletion of monocytes. Microscopic examination and ingestion of latex particles failed to reveal any monocytes in the column-passed cells. The study of surface markers shows a slight enrichment of T-cells and a decrease of B-cells that is more pronounced in the(More)
The progeny of BALB/c female mice actively immunized with the trinitrophenyl-binding myeloma protein MOPC460 and producing anti-idiotypic antibodies during pregnancy were compared with mice born of normal mothers for several characteristics of B lymphocytes and their precursors. In all cases, maternal anti-idiotypic immunity resulted in the suppression of(More)
More than half of BALB/c helper T lymphocytes specific for 2,4,6-trinitrophenyl (TNP)-modified syngeneic spleen cells are inhibited in their proliferative responses to antigen-presenting cells and in their cooperation with B lymphocytes by monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibodies directed to a TNP-binding BALB/c myeloma protein (MOPC 460). This inhibition is(More)
Immunoglobulin variable-region (V) genes, it is now recognized, do not encode specific receptors for T lymphocytes. Classical observations on T-cell expression of immunoglobulin idiotypes had remained unexplained until recent experiments showed that immunoglobulin idiotypes expressed by T lymphocytes in normal mice are absent in cells of the same(More)
In limiting dilution analysis, the absolute frequencies of lipopolysaccharide-reactive B cell precursors producing anti-trinitrophenyl antibodies or the MOPC460 idiotype were studied in BALB/c mice, either normal, or immunized with antigen (Ab1), the idiotype (Ab2), or a monoclonal anti-idiotype antibody (Ab3). Anti-idiotype immunity results in the(More)
Mice were injected with DNP-derivatives of thymus dependent (DNP-OA) and thymus-independent (DNP-Ficoll and TNP-LPS) antigens, and the response to TNP-LPS in vitro was studied after several priming periods. DNP-OA priming decreases the amount of cells responding to TNP-LPS in vitro. In the case of DNP-Ficoll and TNP-LPS-primed cells, there is an initial(More)
The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) was launched to coordinate large-scale cancer genome studies in tumours from 50 different cancer types and/or subtypes that are of clinical and societal importance across the globe. Systematic studies of more than 25,000 cancer genomes at the genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic levels will reveal the(More)
Preface Introduction Idiotypes The Reaction of Anti-Idiotypic Antisera with Lymphoeytes from Normal Mice Anti-Idiotypes to Antibodies Specific for Thymus-Independent Mitogens Which Type of Anti-Idiotypic Reagents Recognize B Cells Polyelonally? Direct Functional Demonstration that the Determinants Recognized by the Anti-Idiotypic Reagents are not Surface(More)