Adriaan D Bins

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Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules associate with a variety of peptide ligands during biosynthesis and present these ligands on the cell surface for recognition by cytotoxic T cells. We have designed conditional MHC ligands that form stable complexes with MHC molecules but degrade on command, by exposure to a defined photostimulus.(More)
Induction of immunity after DNA vaccination is generally considered a slow process. Here we show that DNA delivery to the skin results in a highly transient pulse of antigen expression. Based on this information, we developed a new rapid and potent intradermal DNA vaccination method. By short-interval intradermal DNA delivery, robust T-cell responses, of a(More)
DNA vaccination is an attractive method for therapeutic vaccination against intracellular pathogens and cancer. This review provides an introduction into the DNA vaccination field and discusses the pre-clinical successes and most interesting clinical achievements thus far. Furthermore, general attributes, mechanism of action and safety of DNA vaccination(More)
Successful induction of functional tumor-specific T cells by peptide vaccination in animal models has resulted in many clinical trials to test this approach in advanced-stage melanoma patients. In this phase I clinical trial, 11 end-stage melanoma patients were vaccinated intradermally with 3 peptides: MART-1(26-35) E27L (ELAGIGILTV), tyrosinase(368-376)(More)
Evidence is emerging that platelets are major contributors to innate immune responses in conditions such as acute lung injury (ALI). Platelets form heterotypic aggregates with neutrophils, and we hypothesized that lipoxin mediators regulate formation of neutrophil-platelet aggregates (NPA) and that NPA significantly contribute to ALI. Lipopolysaccharide(More)
BACKGROUND Advances in fluorescence microscopy and mouse transgenesis have made it possible to image molecular events in living animals. However, the generation of transgenic mice is a lengthy process and intravital imaging requires specialized knowledge and equipment. Here, we report a rapid and undemanding intravital imaging method using generally(More)
• Neutrophil-platelet aggregates are dynamically formed in the lung in response to injury and are regulated by aspirin-triggered lipoxin. • The therapeutic effect of aspirin in acute lung injury is in large part mediated by the production of pro-resolving lipid mediators. Evidence is emerging that platelets aremajor contributors to innate immune responses(More)
The factors that determine the immunogenicity of Ags encoded by viral vaccines or DNA vaccines in vivo are largely unknown. Depending on whether T cell induction occurs via direct presentation of vaccine-encoded epitopes or via one of the different proposed pathways for Ag cross-presentation, the effect of intracellular Ag stability on immunogenicity may(More)
Lung metastasis is the lethal determinant in many cancers and a number of lines of evidence point to monocytes and macrophages having key roles in its development. Yet little is known about the immediate fate of incoming tumour cells as they colonize this tissue, and even less known about how they make first contact with the immune system. Primary tumours(More)
The new intradermal DNA delivery technique, termed DNA tattooing might overcome the discrepancy between the encouraging immunogenicity results obtained with DNA vaccines in murine studies and the poor results obtained in non-human primates and humans, the so called "simian barrier". Here, we demonstrate a 10- to 100-fold increase in the magnitude of vaccine(More)