It has been known for years that rodents harbor a unique population of CD4(+)CD25(+) "professional" regulatory/suppressor T cells that is crucial for the prevention of spontaneous autoimmune diseases. Here we demonstrate that CD4(+)CD25(+)CD45RO(+) T cells (mean 6% of CD4(+) T cells) are present in the blood of adult healthy volunteers. In contrast to… (More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are considered to be promising adjuvants for inducing immunity to cancer. We used mature, monocyte-derived DCs to elicit resistance to malignant melanoma. The DCs were pulsed with Mage-3A1 tumor peptide and a recall antigen, tetanus toxoid or tuberculin. 11 far advanced stage IV melanoma patients, who were progressive despite standard… (More)
It has been recently demonstrated that regulatory CD4(+)CD25(+) CD45RO(+) T cells are present in the peripheral blood of healthy adults and exert regulatory function similar to their rodent counterparts. It remains difficult to understand how the small fraction of these T cells that regulate via direct cell-to-cell contact and not via secretion of… (More)
Due to a typographical error, the title of this article was originally published incorrectly. Unfortunately, a correction run in the August 19 issue (Vol. 196, No. 4, page 559) introduced an additional error. The correct version of the title appears below. Please note, the title appears correctly in the HTML and PDF versions of this article.
Disease progression in patients suffering from malignant melanomas is often determined by metastatic spreading into brain parenchyma. Systemic chemotherapy regimens are, therefore, mandatory for successful treatment. Most recently, inhibitors of histone deacetylases (HDACi) have been shown to significantly inhibit melanoma progression. Here, mouse as well… (More)