Antibody

Pillars article: A critical role of lambda 5 protein in B cell development. Cell. 1992. 69: 823-831.

Sequence and characterization of the Ig heavy chain constant and partial variable region of the mouse strain 129S1.

Although the entire mouse genome has been sequenced, there remain challenges concerning the elucidation of particular complex and polymorphic genomic loci. In the murine Igh locus, different haplotypes exist in different inbred mouse strains. For …

Protective intestinal anti-rotavirus B cell immunity is dependent on alpha 4 beta 7 integrin expression but does not require IgA antibody production.

Rotavirus (RV) is the main cause of severe gastroenteritis in young children; protection has been correlated with intestinal Ab responses. Using a mouse model of RV infection and beta(7)-deficient (beta(7)(-/-)) mice, which do not express …

IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics database: a new design for immunogenetics data access.

IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics database is an integrated database specializing in Immunoglobulins (Ig), T-cell receptors (TcR) and MHC molecules of all vertebrate species, created by Marie-Paule Lefranc, University of Montpellier, CNRS, …

IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics database.

IMGT, the international ImMunoGeneTics database, is an integrated database specializing in immunoglobulins, T-cell receptors (TcR) and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of all vertebrate species, initiated and co-ordinated by Marie-Paule …

A critical role of lambda 5 protein in B cell development.

The lambda 5 gene is a homolog of immunoglobulin J lambda-C lambda genes, expressed specifically in immature B-lineage cells. Lambda 5-encoded molecules form membrane complexes with mu or D mu proteins in association with an additional protein …

Most peripheral B cells in mice are ligand selected.

Using amplified cDNA and genomic libraries, we have analyzed the VH gene repertoire of pre-B cells and various B cell subsets of conventional mice at the level of VH genes belonging to the J558 VH gene family. The sequence data were evaluated on the …

Generation and analysis of interleukin-4 deficient mice.

Interleukin-4 (IL-4) promotes the growth and differentiation of many hematopoietic cells in vitro; in particular, it directs the immunoglobulin (Ig) class switch to IgG1 and IgE. Mice homozygous for a mutation that inactivates the IL-4 gene were …

Lymphokines regulate immunoglobulin isotype expression in an antigen- specific immune response.

The control of immunoglobulin class switching appears to involve T cell- derived lymphokines. Such lymphokines have been shown to affect isotype expression in polyclonally activated B cells. We show in this paper that the same lymphokines similarly …

Heterogeneous and monoclonal helper T cells induce similar anti-(4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl)acetyl (NP) antibody populations in the primary adoptive response. I. Isotype distribution.

In the response to NP-lipopolysaccharide or NP-Ficoll predominantly anti- NP antibodies of the IgM class are produced in mice with lower amounts of IgG3 and IgG2b but little or no IgG1 and IgG2a. In contrast, in the primary T-dependent response to …