Berend Hooibrink

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Human CD8+ memory- and effector-type T cells are poorly defined. We show here that, next to a naive compartment, two discrete primed subpopulations can be found within the circulating human CD8+ T cell subset. First, CD45RA-CD45R0(+) cells are reminiscent of memory-type T cells in that they express elevated levels of CD95 (Fas) and the integrin family(More)
Switch from non-syncytium-inducing (NSI) to syncytium-inducing (SI) HIV type 1 (HIV-1) is associated with accelerated CD4(+) T cell depletion, which might partially be explained by higher virulence of SI variants compared with NSI variants. Because NSI and SI variants use different coreceptors for entry of target cells, altered tropism might offer an(More)
The alphaEbeta7 integrin CD103 may direct lymphocytes to its ligand E-cadherin. CD103 is expressed on T cells in lung and gut and on allograft-infiltrating T cells. Moreover, recent studies have documented expression of CD103 on CD4+ regulatory T cells. Approximately 4% of circulating CD8+ T cells bear the CD103 molecule. In this study, we show that the(More)
On the basis of expression of the T cell differentiation antigen CD27, human peripheral blood CD4+ memory cells can be divided into two subsets, a large CD45RA-CD27+ (82%) and a small CD45RA-CD27- (18%) population. Analysis of the functional properties of these memory T cell subsets showed that proliferative responses to the recall antigen tetanus toxoid(More)
Deficiency of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) underlies Gaucher disease, a common lysosomal storage disorder. Carriership for Gaucher disease has recently been identified as major risk for parkinsonism. Presently, no method exists to visualize active GBA molecules in situ. We here report the design, synthesis and application of two fluorescent activity-based(More)
Activation of unprimed CD4+CD45RA+/RO- T cells results in a gradual loss of CD45RA expression concomitant with the acquisition of CD45RO. It has been suggested that this conversion occurs in vivo through a CD45RAbright/RObright stage. Next to this small CD45RAbright/RObright subset (Dbright), a larger subpopulation that expresses both RA and RO isoforms at(More)
The differentiation of hematopoietic stem cells into mature blood cell lineages is tightly regulated. Here we report that CD27, which is expressed on stem and early progenitor cells in bone marrow, can be important in this process. Deletion of CD27 increased the myeloid colony-forming potential of stem and early progenitor cells and enhanced B lymphoid(More)
Neonates are highly susceptible to diseases and display biased type 2 immune responses, although no skewing to type 2 cytokines has been reported. In view of the emerging importance of IL-13 in type 2 inflammatory responses and clinical allergy, we analyzed IL-13 production by neonatal T cells. We found that, mainly CD8 T cells produced high levels of(More)
The specific in vitro disturbance of capacities ascribed to Th1 cells in HIV-infected individuals suggests a switch from Th1 to Th2 lymphokine secretion. Indeed, when T cell clones are generated from HIV-infected individuals compared with controls, an increased percentage of Th0 clones is present upon HIV infection. We studied cytokine production in the(More)
CD27, a member of the TNFR family, is expressed on most but not all peripheral blood CD4+ T cells. The small fraction of CD4+ T cells with a CD27- phenotype exclusively reside within the CD45RA-CD45RO+ subset. We previously provided evidence that CD27- cells are functionally differentiated cells that have lost CD27 expression as a result of persistent(More)