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See detailStudies on the glomerular filtration barrier and on the urinary excretion of basement membrane glycoproteins during the accelerated model of nephrotoxic serum nephritis.
Davin, J. C.; Davies, M.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Proceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association (1983), 20

A proliferative glomerulonephritis was induced in rats preimmunised with rabbit IgG by injecting a sub-nephrotoxic dose of rabbit anti-rat GBM IgG. All the rats developed a severe proteinuria within 2-5 ... [more ▼]

A proliferative glomerulonephritis was induced in rats preimmunised with rabbit IgG by injecting a sub-nephrotoxic dose of rabbit anti-rat GBM IgG. All the rats developed a severe proteinuria within 2-5 days after the injection of anti-GBM IgG. At the same time, many mononuclear phagocytes infiltrated the glomeruli, the colloidal iron staining of the glomerular filtration barrier was altered, and the urinary excretion of laminin and of neutral proteinase strongly increased. However, the pattern and intensity of staining of different collagenous and non-collagenous BM glycoproteins were not modified, as shown by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy. The existence of a direct significant correlation between the proteinuria and the laminin urinary excretion, and between the latter and the urinary neutral proteinase activity suggests that lysosomal proteinase of mononuclear phagocytes may be involved in the damage of the GBM during the course of this experimental glomerulonephritis. [less ▲]

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See detailDistribution of laminin, a basement membrane glycoprotein in epithelial proliferations. A preliminary study in the breast, the lungs and uterine cervix.
Birembaut, P.; Caron, Y.; Van Cauwenberge, D. et al

in Collagen and Related Research (1983), 3(1), 25-31

Distribution of laminin, a basement membrane glycoprotein, was studied by an indirect immunofluorescence technique in benign, dysplastic and malignant lesions of breast, lungs and uterine cervix as ... [more ▼]

Distribution of laminin, a basement membrane glycoprotein, was studied by an indirect immunofluorescence technique in benign, dysplastic and malignant lesions of breast, lungs and uterine cervix as compared with normal tissues. Laminin was present with a linear and continuous staining in epithelial and vascular basement membranes in normal tissues, benign and dysplastic lesions and in in situ carcinomas of the uterine cervix. By contrast, laminin was absent or very irregularly distributed around malignant infiltrating tumoral clusters. Of particular interest was the linear and disrupted labeling observed in intra-epithelial carcinomas of breast and bronchi. Loss of laminin in these conditions could be related to a potential tumoral invasion. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunofluorescence study of the antigens of the basement membrane and the peritumoral stroma in human colonic adenocarcinomas.
Burtin, P.; Chavanel, G.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1983), 420

Twenty-three colonic adenocarcinomas were studied by immunofluorescence with antisera against components of the basement membrane (type IV collagen, laminin, and heparan sulfate-rich proteoglycan) as well ... [more ▼]

Twenty-three colonic adenocarcinomas were studied by immunofluorescence with antisera against components of the basement membrane (type IV collagen, laminin, and heparan sulfate-rich proteoglycan) as well as antisera against antigens of the connective tissue (type III collagen, fibronectin, and hyaluronectin). Marked alterations of the basement membranes were consistently observed on staining with each one of the first three antisera. In contrast, staining of the normal components of connective tissue was in most cases as intense in tumors as in normal colonic mucosa. Hyaluronectin, a marker of peritumoral stroma, was found to be present in 13 out of 16 tumors studied. In six metastatic lymph nodes, tumor foci were sometimes surrounded by antigens of the basement membrane. But these antigens were never found in the cytoplasm of cancer cells. [less ▲]

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See detailMaternal vascular lesions in pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth retardation: light microscopy and immunofluorescence.
Hustin, J.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Lambotte, R.

in Placenta (1983), 4

Placental bed biopsies were performed during caesarean section in a series of 137 patients. Analysis of the morphological findings confirms that vascular physiological changes were reduced in pre ... [more ▼]

Placental bed biopsies were performed during caesarean section in a series of 137 patients. Analysis of the morphological findings confirms that vascular physiological changes were reduced in pre-eclampsia and in normotensive intrauterine growth retardation. In pre-eclampsia, acute atherosis in the decidual segments of uteroplacental arteries was a prominent feature. Intimal thickenings of the myometrial segments of the uteromaternal arteries were also noted. Normotensive intrauterine growth retardation cases were characterized by intimal thickenings of the myometrial segments of the uteroplacental arteries. Immunofluorescent investigations have demonstrated that the deep vascular stenoses were not associated with immunoglobulin deposition while in distal arterial segments displaying acute atherosis a positive immunofluorescence for IgG and fibrin and, more irregularly, for C'3 and IgM could be noted. These findings lead us to suggest that an immunological mechanism may be involved in the pathogenesis of acute atherosis. [less ▲]

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See detailDistribution of laminin in tumor pathology, Immunofluorescence study
Birembaut, P.; Caron, Y.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg

in Archives d'Anatomie et de Cytologie Pathologiques (1983), 31(4), 211-6

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See detailAntigens of the basement membrane and the peritumoral stroma in human colonic adenocarcinomas: an immunofluorescence study.
Burtin, P.; Chavanel, G.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in International Journal of Cancer = Journal International du Cancer (1982), 30(1), 13-20

Twenty colonic adenocarcinomas were studied by immunofluorescence with antisera against components of the basement membrane: type IV collagen, laminin and heparan sulfate-rich proteoglycan, as well as ... [more ▼]

Twenty colonic adenocarcinomas were studied by immunofluorescence with antisera against components of the basement membrane: type IV collagen, laminin and heparan sulfate-rich proteoglycan, as well as antisera against antigens of the connective tissue: type-III collagen, fibronectin and hyaluronectin. Marked alterations of the basement membranes were consistently observed on staining with each one of the first three antisera. In contrast, staining of the normal components of connective tissue was in most cases as intense as in normal colonic mucosa. Hyaluronectin, a marker of peritumoral stroma, was found to be present in 12 out 15 tumors studied. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunohistological localization of three basement membrane components in various forms of epidermolysis bullosa.
Kero, M.; Peltonen, L.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Journal of Cutaneous Pathology (1982), 9(5), 316-28

The skin biopsies of eight epidermolysis bullosa (EB) patients, representing epidermolytic, junctional and dermolytic forms of the disease were studied immunohistochemically using antibodies against ... [more ▼]

The skin biopsies of eight epidermolysis bullosa (EB) patients, representing epidermolytic, junctional and dermolytic forms of the disease were studied immunohistochemically using antibodies against collagen Types IV and V, and a proteoglycan. All these molecules are either basement membrane components or closely associated substances. In two types of EB simplex (subtype of the epidermolytic form) the splicing took place above the basement membrane, whereas the staining with all three antibodies remained localized to the floor of the blister. The herpetiform variant of EB simplex proved to be junctional, i.e. the separation occurred within the lamina lucida. One patient clinically classified as belonging to the junctional EB group, was found to have the epidermolytic form of the disease. In this case all antibodies were localized only on the floor of the blister. In the patients with the dermolytic form of EB, all the antibodies stained the roof of the blister. The immunofluorescence techniques are rapid and easy to perform and are therefore proposed as useful for routine clinical diagnosis. [less ▲]

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See detailAntibodies to laminin in Chagas' disease
Szarfman, A.; Terranova, V. P.; Rennard, S. I. et al

in Journal of Experimental Medicine (1982), 155(4), 1161-71

We have found that sera from humans with Chagas' disease and Rhesus monkeys infected with Trypanosoma cruzi contain IgM and IgG antibodies, which react with structures in a variety of connective tissues ... [more ▼]

We have found that sera from humans with Chagas' disease and Rhesus monkeys infected with Trypanosoma cruzi contain IgM and IgG antibodies, which react with structures in a variety of connective tissues. These antibodies react with laminin but not with various other purified connective tissue components like collagen types I, III, IV, and V, fibronectin, heparan sulfate (BM-1) proteoglycan, or chondronectin. The tissue-reacting antibodies were isolated by absorption to a laminin-Sepharose column. The bound fraction contained all the tissue-reacting antibodies. These antibodies strongly stained trypomastigotes and amastigotes, but weakly stained epimastigotes. These studies show that sera from T. cruzi-infected primates contain antilaminin antibodies, which may be produced by those host in response to a laminin-like molecule present in the parasite. [less ▲]

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See detailMercuric chloride induced autoimmune disease in Brown-Norway rats: sequential search for anti-basement membrane antibodies and circulating immune complexes.
Bellon, B.; Capron, M.; Druet, E. et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1982), 12(2), 127-33

Mercuric chloride induces in the Brown-Norway rat a biphasic autoimmune disease characterized initially by linear IgG deposits along the glomerular basement membrane followed later by granular IgG ... [more ▼]

Mercuric chloride induces in the Brown-Norway rat a biphasic autoimmune disease characterized initially by linear IgG deposits along the glomerular basement membrane followed later by granular IgG deposition. In the present study, anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies and immune complex-like material were sequentially assessed in serial serum samples. Both were transiently found at the same period. Glomerular linear IgG deposits were present on day 11 but circulating anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies were only found later on day 16. Circulating immune complexes were first detectable on day 8 before the earliest granular IgG deposits were first observed in the spleen vessels on day 16. The disappearance of circulating anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies and of circulating immune complexes, although HgCl2 injections were pursued, is in agreement with the self-limited character of mercuric chloride induced autoimmune disease and suggests the induction of immunosuppressive mechanisms. [less ▲]

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See detailSerum CBG, free and total cortisol and circadian patterns of adrenal function in normal pregnancy
Demey-Ponsart, E.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Sulon, J. et al

in Journal of Steroid Biochemistry (1982), 16(2), 165-9

Parameters of cortisol metabolism were studied in pregnancy and early post partum and in non pregnant women. Total serum cortisol was measured by a specific radioimmunoassay and its unbound- and CBG-bound ... [more ▼]

Parameters of cortisol metabolism were studied in pregnancy and early post partum and in non pregnant women. Total serum cortisol was measured by a specific radioimmunoassay and its unbound- and CBG-bound fractions by equilibrium dialysis at 37 degrees C. CBG was measured directly, by an immunodiffusion method (true CBG) and indirectly, by the Scatchard analysis of its interaction with labelled cortisol (PT). During pregnancy the increases in true CBG and total cortisol concentrations were grossly parallel but the PT/true CBG ratio fell from almost 1 in non-pregnant and delivered women to 0.6 during the second half of pregnancy. At 6 p.m., unbound cortisol was significantly higher in outpatients during the 2d half of pregnancy than in non pregnant controls (0.017 vs 0.009 10(-6) mol/l). In hospitalized resting patients, unbound cortisol concentrations were the same in pregnant and non pregnant women except for a significantly higher level of unbound cortisol at midnight during the second half of pregnancy. Circadian variations of cortisol secretion persisted throughout pregnancy. It is concluded that in pregnancy (1) hypothalamic control of maternal adrenal secretion still prevails, (2) the increase in total cortisol is essentially due to that of CBG, (3) the unbound cortisol is normal or, at times, slightly increased and (4) variations in the PT/true CBG ratios may be explained by the presence of steroids (progesterone and 17-OH-progesterone) with a high affinity for CBG. The physiological significance of the mild hypercortisolism of pregnancy is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunofluorescence localization of fibronectin in chondrosarcoma cartilage matrix.
Kimata, K.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Pennypacker, J. P. et al

in Cancer Research (1982), 42(6), 2384-91

In this study, we have compared the extracellular matrix components and the in vitro adhesion characteristics of normal rat epiphysial chondrocytes with those from the Swarm rat chondrosarcoma, which has ... [more ▼]

In this study, we have compared the extracellular matrix components and the in vitro adhesion characteristics of normal rat epiphysial chondrocytes with those from the Swarm rat chondrosarcoma, which has many of the biochemical characteristics of normal cartilage. With the use of immunofluorescence techniques, tissue slices and chondrocytes in culture were tested for the presence of collagen types I and II, cartilage-characteristic proteoglycan, and fibronectin. Both normal and tumor matrix contained type II collagen and cartilage proteoglycan, but only the tumor matrix contained fibronectin. In culture, tumor-derived chondrocytes continued to accumulate fibronectin in their matrix, even after deposition of type II collagen and proteoglycans, while normal chondrocytes did not. When the attachment characteristics of both types of chondrocytes were compared, tumor chondrocytes required fibronectin for attachment, while normal chondrocytes used another attachment factor that had been identified previously as chondronectin. These studies suggest that, although biochemically similar to normal chondrocytes, tumor chondrocytes are no longer able to express the regulatory mechanisms for fibronectin accumulation. [less ▲]

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See detailEvidence for a particular binding capacity of rat peritoneal macrophages to rat glomerular mesangial cells in vitro.
Dubois, Ch; Goffinet, G.; Foidart, J. B. et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1982), 12(3), 239-46

The adhesion of normal rat peritoneal macrophages to normal rat glomerular epithelial or mesangial cells has been studied in vitro after a 60 min incubation at 37 degree C. After washing, the cell ... [more ▼]

The adhesion of normal rat peritoneal macrophages to normal rat glomerular epithelial or mesangial cells has been studied in vitro after a 60 min incubation at 37 degree C. After washing, the cell preparations were examined by phase contrast or scanning electron microscopy. Quantitative studies were also performed using macrophages labelled with 99mTc tin colloids. Peritoneal macrophages predominantly adhered to the cultured mesangial cells. The percent-age of labelled macrophages adhering to these cells was about 10 times higher than that of labelled macrophages adhering to the cultured epithelial cells. This percentage increased proportionally to the number of labelled macrophages added, and was strongly reduced by the prior incubation of macrophagic cells with aggregated IgG, with anti-fibronectin IgG, or with F(ab')2 fragments of anti-fibronectin IgG. Furthermore, the macrophage-mesangial cell interaction was significantly reduced by the prior incubation of mesangial cells with anti-fibronectin IgG or with F(ab')2 fragments of anti-fibronectin IgG. The data demonstrate that normal rat peritoneal macrophages preferentially adhere in vitro to normal rat glomerular mesangial cells, and that this binding may be modulated, at least, by: (a) the Fc receptor binding activity of macrophages; (b) the fibronectin molecules available at the surface of macrophages and of mesangial cells. [less ▲]

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See detailDemonstration of laminin, a basement membrane glycoprotein, in routinely processed formalin-fixed human tissues.
Ekblom, P.; Miettinen, M.; Rapola, J. et al

in Histochemistry (1982), 75(3), 301-7

Laminin was demonstrated by immunoperoxidase and immunofluorescence staining in sections of normal human tissues fixed in formalin and routinely processed in paraffin. Exposure of the sections to a ... [more ▼]

Laminin was demonstrated by immunoperoxidase and immunofluorescence staining in sections of normal human tissues fixed in formalin and routinely processed in paraffin. Exposure of the sections to a solution of pepsin (Burns et al. (1980) Histochemistry 67:73-78) revealed the antigenicity of this basement membrane glycoprotein. Sections from paraffin blocks stored for years at room temperature could be stained with this procedure. Normal human tissues, developing fetal tissues and tumors could be stained with this method. The staining patterns were similar to those seen in unfixed frozen sections. It thus appears that basement membrane components can be detected by immunohistological means from routinely processed histological samples, once the sections are pretreated with proteases. Staining for laminin could be used in embryonic studies and in histopathology to study the relation of cells to basement membranes and for the visualization of normal and abnormal vascularization. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic solid-phase enzyme immunoassay for the detection of anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies.
Druet, E.; Mahieu, P.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Journal of Immunological Methods (1982), 48(2), 149-57

A new enzyme immunoassay has been developed for the demonstration of antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies. Magnetically responsive polyacrylamide-agarose beads (Magnogel) activated with ... [more ▼]

A new enzyme immunoassay has been developed for the demonstration of antiglomerular basement membrane antibodies. Magnetically responsive polyacrylamide-agarose beads (Magnogel) activated with glutaraldehyde were used to bind sonicated insoluble rat glomerular basement membranes. Both the collagenous and the non-collagenous moieties were demonstrated to be fixed on the beads. Sera from brown Norway rats with anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies induced by HgCl2 injections were incubated with the beads. After washing, the fixed rat IgG were revealed using alkaline phosphatase labelled Fab fragments from anti-rat IgG sheep, IgGs. Comparison with a radioimmunoassay showed that results were reliable. This enzyme immunoassay has several advantages which may render this assay of considerable clinical usefulness. [less ▲]

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See detailStimulation of retinoic acid of synthesis and turnover of basement membrane in mouse embryonal carcinoma-derived endoderm cells.
Salomon, D. S.; Liotta, L. A.; Rennard, S. I. et al

in Collagen and Related Research (1982), 2(2), 93-110

The effect of retinoic acid on the synthesis and degradation of basement membrane components by endoderm cells derived from mouse embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells was studied in a serum-free, defined medium ... [more ▼]

The effect of retinoic acid on the synthesis and degradation of basement membrane components by endoderm cells derived from mouse embryonal carcinoma (EC) cells was studied in a serum-free, defined medium. By immunofluorescence these cells accumulate type IV collagen, laminin, and fibronectin after growth in media containing epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), insulin, transferrin, and Pedersen fetuin. Collagen accounted for 2 to 4% of the newly synthesized proteins, of which 90% were found in the culture media. This collagen was identified as Pro-type IV be gel electrophoresis and enzymatic susceptibility. The EC cells preferentially attached to type IV collagen in vitro and such attachment was mediated by laminin. Treatment of EC cells with retinoic acid caused an increased accumulation of collagen (10 to 15% of secreted proteins) and also stimulated the elaboration of latent protease which degraded laminin and type IV collagen. The laminin-degrading activity was plasminogen dependent. The type IV collagen-degrading activity was a metal protease which could be activated by trypsin or plasmin. It is likely that at least part of the laminin degrading activity is plasmin (mediated through plasminogen activator), since highly purified plasmin is shown to degrade native laminin. [less ▲]

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See detailActinic granulomas and relapsing polychondritis.
Pierard, Gérald ULg; Henrijean, A.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Acta Dermato Venereologica (1982), 62(6), 531-3

A patient developed concomitantly chondritis of the two auricles, diffuse cutaneous vasculitis and actinic granulomas. Alterations in skin and cartilage were prominent in the elastic tissue. Anticollagen ... [more ▼]

A patient developed concomitantly chondritis of the two auricles, diffuse cutaneous vasculitis and actinic granulomas. Alterations in skin and cartilage were prominent in the elastic tissue. Anticollagen type II antibodies were absent from the serum and there was no deposit of immunoreactants in cartilages. In this form of relapsing polychondritis, the pathomechanism resembles that of diffuse actinic arteritis as proposed by O'Brien. It is concluded that relapsing polychondritis may represent a heterogeneous syndrome with regard to its pathogenesis. [less ▲]

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See detailBasement membrane components and galactosylhydroxylysyl glucosyltransferase in suction blisters of human skin.
Oikarinen, A.; Savolainen, E. R.; Tryggvason, K. et al

in British Journal of Dermatology (1982), 106(3), 257-66

Basement membrane components and collagen biosynthesis were studied in suction blisters in human skin. The basement membrane components were characterized by immunofluorescence using specific antibodies ... [more ▼]

Basement membrane components and collagen biosynthesis were studied in suction blisters in human skin. The basement membrane components were characterized by immunofluorescence using specific antibodies to type IV collagen, laminin and fibronectin, and collagen biosynthesis was studied by assaying galactosylhydroxylysyl glucosylatransferase. In suction blisters, the separation of epidermis and dermis occurred above the lamina lucida, indicating that the basement membrane, composed of lamina lucida and lamina densa, forms a mechanically strong entity. During the regeneration phase of blisters, type Iv collagen and laminin were not observed in the old epidermal blister roof. This indicates that keratinocytes when separated from the underlying basement membrane or connective tissue do not synthesize laminin or type IV collagen. Galactosylhydroxylysyl glucosyltransferase activity could be demonstrated in blister fluid and was about the same as in serum when expressed on the basis of protein in fresh blisters. It increased by 2-3 fold during the repair of blisters, indicating that there was local production of this enzyme. Further studies revealed that pure epidermis contained galactosylyhdroxylysyl glucosyltransferase and hydroxyprolineand this suggests that epidermis may synthesize some collagen type which, according to these studies, is not type IV (basement memebrane) collagen. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunolocalization of laminin, fibronectin, and collagens I to V in the normal and mastotic breast
Gordenne, W.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Lapière, C. M.

in Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction (1982), 11(5), 549-54

Our study tries by immunofluorescence to specify the nature of the connective tissue of the breasts, and especially of the scaffolding of the fatty tissue and the matrix of the lobules and of the ... [more ▼]

Our study tries by immunofluorescence to specify the nature of the connective tissue of the breasts, and especially of the scaffolding of the fatty tissue and the matrix of the lobules and of the lactiferous ducts. In consists of a study of 35 samples which were taken from 13 women whose ages ranged from 40 to 75 and whose breasts were considered on clinical examination and on radiography as normal or abnormal. We have analyzed the distribution of anti-collagen types I, III, IV and V and anti-fibronectin and anti-laminin antibodies in certain sites in the breast which were chosen because of the diversity of forms they could take from one woman to another. In each case of the distribution of protein markers seemed to be regular without, as can be found in certain cases of scar or tumour formation, a change in the distribution of the matrix proteins. Therefore, as already suggested by certain histologists, benign abnormal breast conditions (fibrosis) should be considered as simple variations from the normal. This conclusion agrees with classical histological findings. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential modulation of human chorionic gonadotropin secretion by epidermal growth factor in normal and malignant placental cultures.
Huot, R. I.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Nardone, R. M. et al

in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (1981), 53(5), 1059-63

The ability of epidermal growth factor (EGF) to modulate the secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in both normal and malignant placental cells was compared. Receptors for EGF were present on ... [more ▼]

The ability of epidermal growth factor (EGF) to modulate the secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in both normal and malignant placental cells was compared. Receptors for EGF were present on the JAr line of choriocarcinoma cells and were localized to the trophoblast cells of normal placental organ cultures as detected by immunofluorescence. Despite the presence of EGF receptors, the normal placenta did not respond to EGF by significantly increasing its levels of hCG production. The JAr line of choriocarcinoma exhibited a 2-fold increase in hCG secretion after the addition of EGF. EGF stimulated growth in the JAr cells, as measured by the protein content of the cultures, but did not elevate the incorporation of [methyl-3H]thymidine in either the JAr cells or placental organ cultures. [less ▲]

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See detailSpecificity of antibodies to heterologous glomerular and tubular basement membranes in various strains of mice with different H-2 types.
Moulonguet-Doleris, D.; Erard, D.; Auffredou, M. T. et al

in Clinical & Experimental Immunology (1981), 46(1), 35-43

C3H, CBA (H-2k) and NZB (H-2d) mice were immunized with dog insoluble glomerular (GBM) or tubular basement membrane (TBM). The titre of circulating antibodies was sequentially determined and their ... [more ▼]

C3H, CBA (H-2k) and NZB (H-2d) mice were immunized with dog insoluble glomerular (GBM) or tubular basement membrane (TBM). The titre of circulating antibodies was sequentially determined and their specificity was analysed using various soluble antigenic fractions. Glomerular and tubular deposits were studied on serial biopsies by direct immunofluorescence. After elution from whole kidneys, IgG fixation on normal mouse kidney sections was analysed by indirect immunofluorescence. After immunization with insoluble GBM, animals from all three strains develop antibodies mainly directed against collagenous antigenic determinants shared by GBM and TBM. After immunization with insoluble TBM, the antibodies are directed in NZB mice against non-collagenous TBM-specific determinants, in C3H mice against collagenous determinants and in CBA mice against both types of antigenic determinants. Thus the ability to respond to the various antigens of GBM and TBM is genetically determined and does not depend only on the major histocompatibility complex. [less ▲]

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