T Zehavi-Willner

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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)
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)
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)
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)
Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) administration to monkeys produced an initial lymphocytic leukopenia lasting approximately 24 h. Lymphocytes isolated from blood circulation (PBL) during this stage had normal or decreased [3H]thymidine incorporating activity. After 48 h, however, a significant increase (five- to sixfold) in [3H]thymidine incorporating(More)
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)