C. Pannetier

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Viral infections often induce potent CD8 T cell responses that play a key role in antiviral immunity. After viral clearance, the vast majority of the expanded CD8 T cells undergo apoptosis, leaving behind a stable number of memory cells. The relationship between the CD8 T cells that clear the acute viral infection and the long-lived CD8 memory pool(More)
We have previously produced a transgenic mouse line for hen egg lysozyme (HEL), an experimental model for analyzing tolerance to self-antigens at the peptide level. We have now characterized transgenic mice with HEL blood levels below 2 ng/ml, where significant T cell proliferative responses to HEL and its immunodominant peptide were observed. This HEL-low(More)
Peptide MAGE-1.A1 is a nonamer derived from protein MAGE-1 that can associate with the HLA-A1 molecule. It was shown previously to be recognized by an antitumor cytolytic T lymphocyte (CTL) clone derived from the blood of melanoma patient MZ2. We derived two other anti-MAGE-1.A1 CTL clones from different blood samples of the same patient and compared the(More)
The lineage relationships of central-memory T cells (T(CM)) cells and effector-memory T cells (T(EM)), as well as their homeostasis and recall capacities, are still controversial. We investigated these issues in a murine model using two complementary approaches: T cell receptor repertoire analysis and adoptive transfer experiments of purified H-Y-specific(More)
P815 is a murine mastocytoma of DBA/2 origin which, although immunogenic, rapidly develops as a tumor in immunocompetent syngeneic hosts. In this report, we have studied, by a molecular approach, the in vivo alpha/beta T cell response to P815. Both situations of tumor growth after engraftment of naive animals or tumor rejection by preimmunized animals have(More)
In a model of heart allograft rejection in adult congeneic rats mismatched for both class I and class II MHC molecules, we analyzed the TCR beta chain repertoire of T cells infiltrating rejected allografts [graft-infiltrating T cells (GITC)]. Although all BV families were used by GITC, oligoclonal expansions reflected by an altered distribution of TCR beta(More)
Peptides derived from HLA-Cw3 and HLA-A24 within region 170-179 differ by a single substitution, at position 173, and are both presented by the class I major histocompatibility complex molecule H-2Kd for recognition by murine cytolytic T lymphocytes (CTLs). As a first approach to understand the way T cell receptors (TCRs) intact with the HLA peptides, we(More)
This work shows that overexpression of the WUS gene from Arabidopsis enhanced the expression of embryogenic competence and triggered organogenesis from some cells of the regenerated embryo-like structures. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of cotton was described in the late 1980s, but is still time consuming and largely genotype dependant due(More)