Surjit K Datta

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Human hepatic lipase is an important enzyme in high density lipoprotein (HDL) metabolism, being implicated in the conversion of HDL2 to HDL3. Three human hepatic lipase cDNA clones were identified in two lambda gt11 libraries from human liver. The cDNA-derived amino acid sequence predicts a protein of 476 amino acid residues, preceded by a 23-residue signal(More)
The antigen receptor of B lymphocytes (BCR) plays important roles in recognition of foreign antigens and self-components to allow the immune system to make appropriate antibody responses. The BCR is a complex between membrane immunoglobulin and the Ig-alpha and Ig-beta heterodimer. Site-directed mutagenesis experiments have shown that the mu heavy chain(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency in humans leads to a combined immunodeficiency. The mechanisms involved in the lymphoid specificity of the disease are not fully understood due to the inaccessibility of human tissues for detailed analysis and the absence of an adequate animal model for the disease. We report the use of a two-stage genetic engineering(More)
To identify intrinsic defects in lupus, we studied short-term, CD4(+) T cell lines that were established from 16 lupus patients (active or inactive) and 15 normal subjects by stimulating once with anti-CD3, anti-CD28, and IL-2. After resting, the pure CD4(+) T cells were exposed to anergy-inducing stimulation with plate-bound anti-CD3 mAb in the absence of(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency results in a combined immunodeficiency brought about by the immunotoxic properties of elevated ADA substrates. Additional non-lymphoid abnormalities are associated with ADA deficiency, however, little is known about how these relate to the metabolic consequences of ADA deficiency. ADA-deficient mice develop a combined(More)
To test the hypothesis that genetic susceptibility or resistance to diet-induced atherosclerosis is correlated with serum levels of specific lipids, lipoproteins, or apoproteins, male mice of a genetically susceptible and a genetically resistant strain were fed either a normal or an atherogenic diet. After 20 weeks on a normal diet, neither the resistant(More)
A muscle-specific isoform of adenylosuccinate synthetase (AdSS1, EC) is one of three enzymes that constitute the purine nucleotide cycle, a muscle-specific metabolic cycle. Previously, we showed that the muscle Adss1 gene was highly expressed in both skeletal muscle and heart of the adult mouse. Here we have shown that the Adss1 gene is initially activated(More)
Immunostimulatory DNA sequences (ISS, also known as CpG motifs) are pathogen-associated molecular patterns that are potent stimulators of innate immunity. We tested the ability of ISS to act as an immunostimulatory pathogen-associated molecular pattern in a model HIV vaccine using gp120 envelope protein as the Ag. Mice immunized with gp120 and ISS, or a(More)