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Informal verbal interaction is the core matrix for human social life. A mechanism for coordinating this basic mode of interaction is a system of turn-taking that regulates who is to speak and when. Yet relatively little is known about how this system varies across cultures. The anthropological literature reports significant cultural differences in the(More)
The effect of six different structurally modified sphingosine analogues on biosynthesis of sphingolipids was studied in primary cultured murine cerebellar neurons. Treatment of cells with cis-4-methylsphingosine at micromolar levels resulted in a markedly decreased sphingolipid biosynthesis, whereas the other compounds examined, trans-4-methylsphingosine,(More)
A novel 75 kDa membrane protein, TIRC7, is described that exhibits a central role in T cell activation in vitro and in vivo. Modulation of TIRC7-mediated signals with specific anti-TIRC7 antibodies in vitro efficiently prevents human T cell proliferation and IL-2 secretion. Moreover, anti-TIRC7 antibodies specifically inhibit type 1 subset specific(More)
The phosphorylated derivative of sphingosine, sphingosine-1-phosphate, is a short-living metabolite of ultimate ceramide degradation and was shown to act as an intracellular signaling molecule, stimulating cell proliferation in quiescent Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts and inducing the release of calcium from intracellular stores (Zhang, H., Desai, N. N., Olivera,(More)
A novel human membrane protein, TIRC7, was recently identified and demonstrated to be essential in T cell activation. Here we report on the genomic organization of the TIRC7 gene, which is composed of 15 exons and spans 7.9 kb. The seven predicted transmembrane-spanning domains of the TIRC7 protein coincide well with exon-intron boundaries. TIRC7 and OC116,(More)
De novo synthesis and turnover of endogenous ceramide in cultured skin fibroblasts from patients affected with Farber lipogranulomatosis were studied by biosynthetical labeling of cellular sphingolipids with [14C]serine. The cellular uptake of [14C]serine and incorporation into de novo synthesized ceramide was similar in normal and Farber fibroblasts, with(More)
(2011) Getting the point : the role of gesture in managing intersubjectivity in a design activity. Notice: Changes introduced as a result of publishing processes such as copy-editing and formatting may not be reflected in this document. For a definitive version of this work, please refer to the published source: Abstract This paper illustrates the(More)
Technology provoking disparate individuals to collaborate or share experiences in the public space faces a difficult barrier, namely the ordinary social order of urban places. We employed the notion of the breaching experiment to explore how this barrier might be overcome. We analyse responses to a set of city center social interventions to reveal four(More)
TIRC7 is a cell surface molecule which is expressed in T and B lymphocytes and negatively regulates their function. Anti-TIRC7 specific monoclonal antibody (mAb) inhibited T cell memory response to recall antigens. Up-regulation of TIRC7 on lymphocytes from joint tissue of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and mice with collagen induced arthritis(More)