Stephen K. Anderson

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Seven murine monoclonal antibodies (MoAbs) recognizing differentiation antigens present on B-lymphocytes were analyzed in preclinical studies for their potential use for antibody-targeted therapy of B-cell malignancies. MoAbs HD37 (anti-CD19), 1F5 (anti-CD20), HD6 (anti-CD22), MB-1 (anti-CD37), G28-5 (anti-CDw40), 7.2 (anti-class II), and DA4-4 (anti-IgM)(More)
The Ly49 family of NK cell receptors and its MHC-binding characteristics have only been well characterized in C57BL/6 (B6) mice. Previous studies have shown that 129/J mice express unique Ly49 genes that are not found in the B6 strain. Screening of a 129/J cDNA library led to the discovery of 10 distinct full-length Ly49-related coding sequences (Ly49e, g,(More)
Large granular lymphocyte (LGL) 1 is a cell surface glycoprotein expressed on a subset (50%) of C57BL/6 natural killer (NK) cells. Immunoprecipitation experiments reveal that the LGL-1 protein exists as a disulfide-linked 40-kD homodimer. Functional studies of LGL-1+ cells indicate that selected H-2d target cells are not lysed efficiently by these(More)
Two recent genome-wide association studies have independently identified a prostate cancer susceptibility locus on chromosome 10q11.2. The most significant single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) marker reported, rs10993994, is 57 bp centromeric of the first exon of the MSMB gene, which encodes beta-microseminoprotein (prostatic secretory protein 94). In this(More)
Although the class I MHC receptors expressed by human and mouse natural killer (NK) cells have distinct molecular origins, they are functional analogues that are expressed in a variegated pattern. The murine Ly49 class I receptors contain bidirectional promoters that have been proposed to control the probabilistic expression of these genes. Whether similar(More)
The Fus1 gene resides in the critical 3p21.3 human chromosomal region deleted in lung and breast cancers. Recently, the tumour suppressor properties of Fus1 were confirmed experimentally by intra-tumoural administration of Fus1 that suppressed experimental lung metastasis in mice. We generated Fus1-deficient mice that were viable, fertile, and demonstrated(More)
The mouse lectin-related Ly49 family and the human killer cell Ig-like receptor (KIR) family represent structurally distinct, yet functionally analogous, class I MHC receptors that are expressed on natural killer cells and some T cells. The functional similarity of these two families has been borne out by the demonstration of identical signal transduction(More)
Murine natural killer cells selectively express members of the Ly49 family of class I MHC receptors; however, the molecular mechanism controlling probabilistic expression of Ly49 proteins has not been defined. A pair of overlapping, divergent promoters discovered in the Ly49g gene functions as a molecular switch that can produce a forward transcript(More)
The murine Ly49 gene family encoding natural killer cell receptors for class I MHC is an example of a rapidly evolving cluster of immune response genes. Determining the genomic sequence of the 129S6/SvEvTac (129S6) Ly49 cluster and comparing it to the known sequence of the C57BL/6 (B6) region provided insight into the mechanisms of Ly49 gene evolution.(More)
The mouse Ly49 and human killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIR) gene clusters encode activating and inhibitory class I MHC receptors on natural killer (NK) cells. A direct correlation between the presence of multiple activating KIR and various human autoimmune diseases including diabetes has been shown. Previous studies have implicated NK cell(More)