T Zehavi-Willner

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Ciprofloxacin was tested for its effect on proliferation of a bladder carcinoma cell line, Jurkat T-cell leukaemia cell line and a normal human foreskin derived from a fibroblast cell line. Cell proliferation was measured by MTT tetrazolium salt colorimetric assay. Proliferation of bladder carcinoma cells was inhibited by ciprofloxacin in a dose and time(More)
The Xenopus oocyte can be used to study the nature and specificity of the translational and post-translational systems of a normal living cell. We describe experiments combining messenger RNA microinjection and subcellular fractionation. Total Xenopus liver RNA directs the synthesis of albumin and vitellogenin contained within membrane vesicles; similarly,(More)
Nonlethal thermal injury in mice results in rapid death by immediate injection of 10(3) viable P. aeruginosa in the skin of the burn sites. Resistance to the lethal burn combined with P. aeruginosa infection developed 24 h after initial thermal injury and reached maximal effect 7 days later; it then continued for at least 21 days. The optimal survival was(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (PA), a potent protein synthesis inhibitor, was found to be a weak T-cell mitogen for murine splenocytes. Maximal stimulation of [3H]thymidine incorporation was obtained with 10 to 100 ng of toxin per ml following a 4-day induction. PA was also shown to be a polyclonal activator of cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL), effective(More)
Total poly(A)-containing mRNA was isolated from the MOPC-315 and MOPC-315 NR plasmacytomas. The RNA was further fractionated on sodium dodecyl sulfate-sucrose gradients. The MOPC-315 mRNA fractions directed the synthesis of both the heavy chain and light chain precursor of the MOPC-315 IgA protein in a cell-free extract of Ehrlich ascites tumor cells. None(More)
The effect of two quinolone derivatives, ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin, on the production of interleukin-2 (IL-2) was studied in human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and in a T-cell leukemia cell line (Jurkat) following phytohemagglutinin (PHA) stimulation. Both antimicrobial agents markedly increased IL-2 production in PHA-stimulated PBL cultures. No(More)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) treatment of mice 1 to 5 days prior to administration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (PA) induced full or partial protection against PA intoxication. The optimal LPS dose that induced resistance was 50 to 100 micrograms per mouse. Simultaneous administration of LPS and PA to mice, however, increased their sensitivity to PA(More)
Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB), a monovalent T cell mitogen and inducer of T suppressor cells, was found to be a potent polyclonal activator of cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTL) effective against concanavalin A (Con A)-treated target cells. In addition to polyclonal stimulation of CTL, SEB could reactivate "memory" CTL, alloimmunized 60 to 90 days earlier,(More)