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We recently showed that a single amino acid substitution of tryptophane into glycine at residue 167 facing the "A pocket" forms a novel HLA-B51 subtype, B*5103, which is serologically discriminated as HLA-BTA. CDC assay of human alloantisera specific for the HLA-B5 CREG against B*5103- or B*5101-transfected human B-cell line, Hmy2C1R (C1R), supported the(More)
Dengue virus infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. We analyzed dengue virus-specific CD8+ CD4- CTL at the clonal level to further understand the role of CD8+ CTL in dengue virus infections. Dengue virus-specific CD8+ CTL clones were established from lymphocytes of a dengue 4-immune adult.(More)
The primary structure ofHLA-B51 andHLA-Bw52 suggested thatHLA-B51 was derived fromHLA-Bw52 by the combination of a genetic exchange withHLA-B8 and a point mutation. To investigate the evolution of theHLA-B5 cross reactive group, theHLA-B35 gene was cloned and the primary structure was determined.HLA-B35 is identical toHLA-Bw58 except in the α1 domain. The(More)
A novel HLA-B5 CREG gene, HLA-B SNA was cloned and the primary structure was determined. The sequence data showed that HLA-B SNA was identical to HLA-B51 except the alpha 1 domain in which one amino acid substitution at residue 74 and 5 amino acid substitutions associated with the Bw4/Bw6 epitopes were observed between these Ag. The comparison with other(More)
It is known that the alpha-chain of CD8 binds to a negatively charged loop composed of residues 223 to 229 on MHC class I Ag and that binding of CD8 alpha enhances Ag recognition of T cells. We have recently shown that the mouse CD8 alpha homodimer does not bind to either the HLA class I alpha 3 domain or a mutant of H-2Kb Ag containing a substitution of(More)
Two genes encoding HLA-B60 or HLA-B61 were cloned from Japanese and the exons of their genes were sequenced. One silent mutation was observed at the exon 1 between HLA-B60 (B*40012) and B*40011. Seven nucleotide substitutions were seen at the exon 3 between HLA-B61 (B*4006) and B*4002. Three substitutions at codon 95, CTC in B*4002 to TGG in B*4006, changed(More)
Mouse monoclonal antibodies (mAb)s specific for polymorphic determinants of HLA class I antigens are useful for HLA typing and various studies of HLA. Thus far the number of these mAbs has been limited in spite of the fact that many investigators have made efforts to generate them. The most crucial problem in these attempts is that mice produce almost(More)
Serological studies have suggested the presence of a new HLA-B39 subtype (B39.2) in the Japanese population. To identify the new HLA-B39 subtype and compare it with an other HLA-B39 subtype (B39.1), the genes encoding HLA-B39.1 (B * 39013) and B39.2 (B * 3902) have been cloned from Japanese. We have sequenced these genes and completed the sequence of(More)
We report here that human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) envelope glycoprotein (gp105), but not HIV-1 gp120, can bind to CD8 molecules as well as to CD4 molecules on human T cells. This phenomenon may lead to differences in the life cycles of HIV-1 and HIV-2, and it may be related to the differences in disease manifestations of HIV-1 and HIV-2(More)
The binding specificities and function of mouse CD8 were studied using a CD4-CD8- allospecific T cell hybridoma, chimeric class I MHC molecules, and a CD8 alpha deletion mutant. By transfecting the mouse CD8 alpha gene into a IL-2 producing, H-2Kb specific hybridoma, IL-2 production was increased when L cells expressing Kb were used as stimulators. However,(More)