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The Mr 55,000 interleukin 2 receptor peptide (Tac; CD25) is not expressed by normal resting T-cells but is markedly up-regulated in adult T-cell leukemia and other malignancies, as well as on T-cells activated in normal immune, autoimmune, allograft, and graft-versus-host settings. Anti-Tac is a mouse monoclonal antibody directed against the Tac peptide.(More)
Hybrid tryptophan synthetase alpha and beta polypeptides were produced by genetic recombination between the trpB--trpA regions of Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium contained on compatible, multicopy plasmids. Intragenic recombination was decreased but still evident in recA cells. Genetic exchange occurred at many sites within trpA, but every(More)
A 49-year-old female who presented with 3 weeks of exertional chest pain had an abnormal mediastinal finding at chest x-ray imaging. Conventional, nongated computed tomography of the chest revealed a "mass" in proximity to the right atrium. 64-slice, cardiac gated computed tomographic coronary angiography, and transesophageal echocardiography delineated the(More)
We have carried out nanosecond fluorescence polarization studies of genetically engineered immunoglobulins to determine the structural features controlling their segmental flexibility. The proteins studied were hybrids of a relatively rigid isotype (mouse IgG1) and a relatively flexible one (mouse IgG2a). They have identical light chains and heavy chain(More)
The anti-Tac monoclonal antibody is known to bind to the p55 chain of the human interleukin 2 receptor and to inhibit proliferation of T cells by blocking interleukin 2 binding. However, use of anti-Tac as an immunosuppressant drug would be impaired by the human immune response against this murine antibody. We have therefore constructed a "humanized"(More)
We have produced a series of hybrid IgG1.IgG2a mouse immunoglobulins with identical light chains (L) and variable regions to facilitate the identification of structural features associated with functional differences between immunoglobulin isotypes. Hybrid heavy chain (H) constant region gene segments were generated by genetic recombination in Escherichia(More)