Fcγ‐Receptor Activity of Placental Annexin II
ABSTRACT We have previously produced a MoAb, B1D6, against a plaeental FcR. The antigen isolated using F(ab')2-fragments of B1D6 exhibits Fc-binding properties with low affinity for IgG. The antigen is a single-chained glycoprotein with a molecular weight of approximately 37 kDa and a pi of about 7.0-8.5. Amino acid sequences from enzymatic digests of the antigen indicated that it is annexin II. Immunoreactivity using anti-annexin antisera and purified placental annexin II have further established the specificity of BID6 to annexin II. The B1D6 epitope appears to be intramembraneous and intracellular on placental syncytiotrophoblasts, monoeytes and other cells investigated.
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ABSTRACT: Annexin II (AXII) was reported to suppress lymphoproliferation and immunoglobulin production. To investigate this further, the AXII-negative human B-lymphoma cell line Raji was transfected with AXII followed by transfection with p11. Stable transfectants were generated. In vitro immunological effects of Raji, Raji-AXII and Raji-AXII-p11 were compared by using irradiated cells as stimulators for PBM in mixed lymphocyte reactions or by adding the supernatants to lymphoproliferation or ELISPOT cultures. None of the assays provided evidence of significant immunosuppression by AXII. Thus, expression of AXII or AXII plus p11 does not by itself give a cell immunosuppressive ability.Apmis 06/2002; 110(5):403-9. · 1.92 Impact Factor
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