Benoît Frisch

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BACKGROUND Exogenous activation of pulmonary invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, a population of lipid-reactive αβ T lymphocytes, with use of mucosal α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) administration, is a promising approach to control respiratory bacterial infections. We undertook the present study to characterize mechanisms leading to α-GalCer-mediated(More)
One important function of conventional dendritic cells (cDC) is their high capacity to capture, process and present Ag to T lymphocytes. Mouse splenic cDC subtypes, including CD8α(+) and CD8α(-) cDC, are not identical in their Ag presenting and T cell priming functions. Surprisingly, few studies have reported functional differences between CD4(-) and CD4(+)(More)
DR4 (Death Receptor 4) and DR5 (Death Receptor 5) are two potential targets for cancer therapy due to their ability to trigger apoptosis of cancer cells, but not normal ones, when activated by their cognate ligand TRAIL (TNF related apoptosis-inducing ligand). Therapies based on soluble recombinant TRAIL or agonist antibodies directed against one of the(More)
Influenza A virus infection can predispose to potentially devastating secondary bacterial infections. Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are unconventional, lipid-reactive T lymphocytes that exert potent immunostimulatory functions. Using a mouse model of postinfluenza invasive secondary pneumococcal infection, we sought to establish whether(More)
Mucosal surfaces are promising routes for vaccination. Among mucosa, airway mucosa provides the opportunity to develop non-invasive approaches for vaccine delivery. In the current study, nasal route was used to investigate the potency of highly versatile di-epitopic liposomal constructs of different size, structure and composition to exhibit antitumor(More)
Click-based reactions were conducted at the surface of small unilamellar vesicles (SUVs) to provide onto-vesicle chemistry with efficient innovative ready-for-use tools. For that purpose, four amphiphilic molecules were designed to insert into bilayers while presenting a reactive functional head. In this manner, a(More)
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