Taras A Lyubchenko

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One mechanism cytotoxic T lymphocytes use to kill targets is exocytosis of cytotoxic agents from lytic granules, a process that requires Ca(2+) influx. We investigated the role of Ca(2+) influx in granule exocytosis using TALL-104 human leukemic cytotoxic T cells triggered via a bispecific antibody containing an anti-CD3 F(ab') to kill Raji B lymphoma(More)
Lyubchenko T, Woodward H, Veo KD, Burns N, Nijmeh H, Liubchenko GA, Stenmark KR, Gerasimovskaya EV. P2Y1 and P2Y13 purinergic receptors mediate Ca signaling and proliferative responses in pulmonary artery vasa vasorum endothelial cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol 300: C266–C275, 2011. First published October 20, 2010;(More)
One important mechanism cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) use to kill virus-infected, transplanted or tumour targets is exocytosis of granules that contain cytotoxic agents such as perforin and granzymes. Granule exocytosis-dependent target cell killing is a complex process, involving initial T-cell receptor (TCR)-dependent signalling that includes Ca2+ influx(More)
C3dg is a cleavage product of the C3 component of complement that can facilitate the coligation of the complement receptor 2 (CR2/CD21) with the BCR via C3dg/Ag complexes. This interaction can greatly amplify BCR-mediated signaling events and acts to lower the threshold for B cell activation. Although previous studies have used anti-CR2 Abs or used chimeric(More)
The innate immune system causes tissue inflammation and injury after renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). The complement system is activated on ischemic tubular epithelial cells (TECs) and induces the cells to produce pro-inflammatory chemokines. TECs also express toll-like receptors (TLRs)-2 and -4. Signaling through the TLRs induces TECs to produce a variety(More)
Immune tolerance established during the development of B lymphocytes can be subverted in mature cells and lead to autoimmunity. This study focuses on the recently discovered subset of CD19(+)CD27(-)IgD(+)IgM(low/-) B cells that recognize self-antigens and have the capacity to produce autoantibodies, but under normal conditions do not generate autoimmune(More)
C3dg adducts of Ag can coligate complement receptor type 2 (CR2; CD21) and the B cell Ag receptor. This interaction significantly amplifies BCR-mediated signals in Ag-naive wild-type mice, lowering the threshold for B cell activation and the generation of humoral immune responses as much as 1000-fold. In this study we demonstrate that CR2-mediated(More)
Extracellular ATP and ADP have been shown to exhibit potent angiogenic effects on pulmonary artery adventitial vasa vasorum endothelial cells (VVEC). However, the molecular signaling mechanisms of extracellular nucleotide-mediated angiogenesis remain not fully elucidated. Since elevation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)) is required for(More)
B lymphocytes exhibit phenotypic differences that correlate with their developmental or functional stages and affect humoral immune responses. One recently described subset of naturally occurring immature transitional type 3 (T3) B lymphocytes is believed to consist of potentially autoimmune cells whose signaling properties have not been studied in detail.(More)
An increase in intracellular calcium concentration is one of the major initial steps in B cell activation following antigen receptor (BCR) ligation. We show herein that in C57BL/6 murine B lymphocytes and in model cell lines, BCR-mediated calcium ion (Ca(2+)) influx occurs via highly selective Ca(2+) release-activated channels, and stromal interaction(More)