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A monoclonal antibody against human CD43 has been developed and designated as K06. Its reactivity in the lymphoid organs was different from that of known anti-CD43 monoclonal antibodies suggesting that this may recognize a novel epitope of human CD43 molecule. The CD43 epitope detected by anti-K06 monoclonal antibody was highly expressed in cortical(More)
We analyzed the expression of MHC class I (W6/32) and class II (HLA-DR) antigens on human fetal and postnatal thymocytes by fluorescence-activated cell sorting. Less than 5% of prenatal thymocytes expressed HLA-DR before week 12 of gestation. However, the number of HLA-DR-positive cells significantly increased during the late second and third trimester of(More)
In this study, we identified posttranslational regulation of human telomerase reverse-transcriptase (hTERT) by the E3 ligase Hdm2. The telomerase activity generated by exogenous hTERT in U2OS cells was reduced on adriamycin treatment. The overexpressed levels of hTERT were also decreased under the same conditions. These processes were reversed by treatment(More)
The down-regulation of surface expression of MHC class I molecules has recently been reported in the CD99-deficient lymphoblastoid B cell line displaying the characteristics of Hodgkin's and Reed-Sternberg phenotype. Here, we demonstrate that the reduction of MHC class I molecules on the cell surface is primarily due to a defect in the transport from the(More)
Expression of a novel thymocyte differentiation antigen, JL1, defined by a monoclonal antibody (mAb) developed against human thymocytes showed a specificity for stage II double positive (CD4+CD8+) human cortical thymocytes. This antigen was not expressed at detectable levels on medullary thymocytes, mature peripheral leukocytes, bone marrow cells or on(More)
1. Using the perforated patch-clamp or whole-cell clamp technique, we investigated the contribution of Ca2+-activated K+ current (IK(Ca)) and non-selective cation currents (INSC) to the membrane potential in small pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells of the rabbit. 2. The resting membrane potential (Vm) was -39.2 +/- 0.9 mV (n = 72). It did not stay at a(More)
The membrane potential in vascular smooth muscle cells contributes to the regulation of cytosolic [Ca2+], which in turn regulates membrane potential by means of Ca2+i-dependent ionic currents. We investigated the characteristics of Ca2+i-dependent currents in rabbit coronary and pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells. Ca2+i-dependent currents were recorded(More)
A two-year-old female poodle with abdominal distention was diagnosed with concurrent enteric duplication cyst and lymphangiomatosis. Both lesions were shown as cystic structures, but some characteristic features of enteric duplication cyst were identified including a thick cyst wall and shared blood supply with the duodenum. Although it was challenging to(More)
Cell-cell adhesion is essential for the appropriate immune response, differentiation, and migration of lymphocytes. This important physiological event is reflected in vitro by homotypic cell aggregation. We have previously reported that a 120 kDa cell surface glycoprotein, JL1, is a unique protein specifically expressed by immature double positive (DP)(More)
We have previously reported CD4 expression in CD34+ hematopoietic progenitor cells and suggested a role of CD4 in normal hematopoiesis and its possible relationship with the pathogenesis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). To investigate whether CD4 expression in bone marrow progenitor cells can explain bone marrow suppression in AIDS, monoclonal(More)