Thomas Brodin

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A new orally active drug, laquinimod (ABR-215062), was shown to completely inhibit the development of murine acute experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). Furthermore, leukocyte infiltration into the central nervous system (CNS) was abolished in the laquinimod-treated animals. By direct comparison based on dose and total exposure, laquinimod was(More)
Superantigens activate T-cells by linking the T-cell receptor to MHC class II on antigen-presenting cells, and novel reactivity can be introduced by fusing the superantigen to a targeting molecule. Thus, an antibody-targeted superantigen, which activates T cells to destroy tumour cells, might be used as cancer therapy. A suitable target is the 5T4 oncofetal(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate whether the superantigen staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA), which binds to HLA class II and T-cell receptor Vbeta chains, can direct cytotoxic T cells to lyse cytokine-stimulated endothelial cells (EC). In addition, we wanted to determine whether SEA-primed cytotoxic T cells could be targeted to EC surface(More)
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