Sylvie Isaaz

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To investigate the question of whether lytic granules share a common biogenesis with lysosomes, cloned cytolytic T cell lines were derived from a patient with I-cell disease. The targeting of two soluble lytic granule components, granzymes A and B, was studied in these cells which lack a functional mannose-6-phosphate (Man-6-P) receptor-mediated pathway to(More)
CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones begin to synthesize the lytic proteins granzyme A, granzyme B and perforin after stimulation with allogeneic target cells. The lytic proteins are stored in the secretory granules which are released after cross-linking of the T cell receptor (TcR) upon target cell recognition. During lytic granule biogenesis granzyme(More)
Urine of some febrile patients exhibits a TNF-alpha inhibitory activity (TNF-alpha INH), sensitive to heat and trypsin, with an apparent mol wt of 40-60 X 10(3) and a pI range of 5.5-6.1. As for the Il-1 INH, the TNF INH activity involves a competitive mechanism of action suggesting the existence of a family of negative feedback-regulating molecules(More)
Transgenic mice carrying and expressing the human CD3 epsilon gene incorporate the corresponding protein product into T cell receptor (TCR)/CD3 complexes on thymocyte and T cell surfaces. The chimeric antigen receptors allow normal T cell development and selection of repertoires in vivo and are able to transduce activation signals in vitro. We have(More)
CTLs from patients with Chediak-Higashi syndrome (CHS) are unable to destroy target cells recognized via the TCR. To determine the mechanism responsible for the loss of cytotoxicity, CD8+ CTL clones have been derived from a patient with CHS. Individual CTL clones show poor killing that can be increased in longer assays. However, in the presence of(More)
Transgenic mice carrying and expressing the human CD3e gene incorporate the corresponding protein product into T cell receptor (TCR)/CD3 complexes on thymocyte and T cell surfaces . The chimeric antigen receptors allow normal T cell development and selection of repertoires in vivo and are able to transduce activation signals in vitro . We have exploited the(More)
The purpose of the present investigation was to purify a urine-derived tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor (TNF alpha INH) and to characterize its mechanism of action. For the purification procedure, urine was concentrated and TNF alpha INH purified by ion-exchange chromatographies, gel filtration, TNF alpha affinity column, and reverse-phase(More)
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