Yael Keren-Zur

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T cell responses to peptide epitopes of the 60 kDa heat shock protein (hsp60) have been shown to play a role in the pathogenesis of type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) in mice. To test whether hsp60 autoimmunity might be involved in human type 1 diabetes, we studied T cell proliferative responses (stimulation index; SI) to intact human hsp60,(More)
BACKGROUND T-cell vaccination (TCV) for multiple sclerosis (MS) refers to treatment with autologous anti-myelin T-cells, attenuated by irradiation. Previously published clinical trials have been all open-labeled. AIM To evaluate the safety and efficacy of TCV in progressive MS, in a double-blind, controlled clinical trial. METHODOLOGY Twenty-six(More)
The sterol content of human erythrocyte membranes was modified by polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)-mediated enrichment or depletion of cholesterol (CHL) or incorporation of cholesteryl hemisuccinate (CHS). The effects of these modifications on osmotic fragility and anion exchange protein (AEP) disposition and function were evaluated. CHS enrichment was fast (1(More)
This study is an extended clinical trial of the one initiated and reported in the Journal of Clinical Virology 2004;31S:S48-54. Thirteen HIV-1 patients (eight subtype B and five subtype C) that manifested T-cell autoimmunity to recombinant human CD4 (rCD4) were treated with T-cell vaccine composed of glutaraldehyde-treated autologous anti-CD4 reactive(More)
BACKGROUND Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is frequently associated with only partial restoration of CD4 T-cell levels. Autoimmunity to CD4 T-cells may account for the persistence of the CD4 T-cell lymphopenia in such cases. OBJECTIVE To document T-cell autoimmunity to CD4 in HIV-infected patients and to determine if T-cell vaccination(More)
In the present study the expression of CD11a (LFA-1) was studied on B-chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells and B-non-Hodgkin's small lymphocytic lymphoma in leukemic phase (NHL). The expression of CD11a was correlated with that of surface immunoglobulin (Smig) and CD58 (LFA-3). Patients with CLL were found to have a significantly lower proportion of(More)
In the light of recent observations reporting that B-lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) cells may express a variety of myelomonocytic antigens, 28 patients with B-CLL and B-leukemic lymphocytic lymphoma were studied for the presence of these antigens using monoclonal antibodies to detect CD13, CD33, CD15 and CD14. Analysis of immunofluorescence (IF) was carried(More)
We studied HIV-positive and -negative subjects for T-cell reactivity to rCD4, and found that 80% of 25 tested HIV-infected patients and 25% of controls manifested T-cell proliferation responses to rCD4. We mapped the major CD4 immunogenic epitopes among the CD4+ responders of both groups by testing T-cell proliferation responses to 31 synthetic overlapping(More)
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