Susan J Faas

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Inducer T-cell clones reactive to the p-azobenzenearsonate (arsonate) hapten possess binding sites for radioactive arsanylated proteins, which are not present on clones with other antigen specificities. Binding occurred in the absence of histocompatibility proteins. Binding was specific for the p-azobenzenearsonate hapten, since unconjugated proteins and(More)
We describe clones of hapten-specific inducer T cells from (BALB/c X A/J)F1 mice that respond to the p-azobenzenearsonate hapten conjugated to carrier proteins or directly conjugated to antigen-presenting cells. Some of the clones are also activated by haptens structurally related to arsonate. All activating analogues are recognized by each clone in(More)
T lymphocytes recognize antigens as peptide fragments associated with molecules encoded by the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and expressed on the surface of antigen-presenting cells. In the thymus, T cells bearing alpha beta receptors that react with the MHC molecules expressed by radioresistant stromal elements are positively selected for(More)
Gene knock-out and knock-in mice are becoming increasingly indispensable for mechanism-oriented studies of EAE. Most gene-modified mice are on the C57BL/6 background, for which presently there are only two EAE models available, the MOG peptide 35-55 and the PLP 178-191 peptide induced disease. However, because MS is not a single pathogenic entity, different(More)
The involvement of bradykinin in virus-induced airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in guinea pig airways in vivo was determined with the B(2)-receptor antagonist Hoe 140. The efficacy of Hoe 140 treatment was assessed through its effect on the bradykinin-induced (up to 2.5 microgram/100 g B.W. administered intravenously) decrease in blood pressure (BP). Hoe(More)
We have tested several structurally related haptens, conjugated to ovalbumin, for their effect on activation of an inducer T-cell clone reactive to the p-azobenzenearsonate (arsonate) hapten. Low concentrations of some analogs inhibited DNA synthesis and lympkokine production by the clone in response to arsanylated antigen, but not in response to the lectin(More)
Simian virus 40 (SV40)' is a DNA virus that readily infects but does not replicate in mouse cells (1). Although SV40-transformed cells form tumors in immunocompromised mice and in neonatal mice, they are generally not tumor-igenic in adult syngeneic animals (2);2 the ability to mount a cellular immune response to epitopes of SV40 T antigen has been(More)
Neonatal exposure to Gross murine leukemia virus results in a profound inhibition of the virus-specific T and B cell responses of adult animals. Animals exposed to virus as neonates exhibit a marked depression in virus-specific T cell function as measured by the virtual absence of in vivo delayed type hypersensitivity responses and in vitro proliferative(More)
We describe a sequence of reciprocal interactions between cloned inducer T cells and antigen-presenting cells (APC) that results in selective depletion of the antigen-reactive inducer cells. We show that corecognition of antigen and I-A by hapten-reactive inducer T cell clones results in (a) release of macrophage-activating factor (MAF) and other(More)
We find that a fraction of Ly-1+2- inducer T cell clones inhibits differentiation of memory B cells into IgG-secreting plaque-forming cells. Inhibition of secondary antibody responses was not the result of induction of Ly-2+ T suppressors. Instead, inducer cells directly inactivated B cells, requiring an antigen bridge as well as identity at the major(More)