Benjamin Trinité

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Recent studies suggest that particular dendritic cells (DC) subpopulations may be tolerogenic. To test the capacity of different DC subpopulations to modulate allograft rejection, we generated two distinct populations of rat bone marrow-derived DCs (BMDC) with low doses of GM-CSF and IL-4. The non-adherent population (nBMDC), which are the 'classical' DCs(More)
We recently reported that splenic dendritic cells (DC) in rats can be separated into CD4(+) and CD4(-) subsets and that the CD4(-) subset exhibited a natural cytotoxic activity in vitro against tumor cells. Moreover, a recent report suggests that CD4(-) DC could have tolerogenic properties in vivo. In this study, we have analyzed the phenotype and in vitro(More)
We previously reported the characterization of a MHC class II(low) CD4- CD103+ (CD4-) subset of dendritic cells (DC) in rat spleen that exhibit a Ca2+-, Fas ligand-, TRAIL- and TNF-alpha-independent cytotoxic activity against specific targets in vitro. In this study, we demonstrate that this DC subset was also found in lymph nodes. Freshly extracted and,(More)
We have previously reported that a distinct subset of splenic CD4(-) rat dendritic cells (DC) induces a rapid and caspase-independent apoptosis-like cell death in a large number of tumor cells in vitro. The killing activity of these killer DC (KDC) was restricted to their immature state and was immediately followed by their engulfment of the apoptotic(More)
BACKGROUND Donor major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens play an important role in both allograft rejection and tolerance. With the use of several animal models, it has been shown that presentation of donor antigens before transplantation can lead to allograft tolerance. Vaccination of animals with a DNA plasmid encoding an antigen enables highly(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are a rare population of leukocytes specialized in Ag processing and presentation to T cells. We have previously shown that cultured rat splenic DCs exhibit a cytotoxic activity against selected target cells. In this study, we analyzed this function in DCs freshly prepared from lymphoid organs using the DC-specific OX62 mAb and(More)
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