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Adult neovascularization relies on the recruitment of circulating cells, but their angiogenic roles and recruitment mechanisms are unclear. We show that the endothelial growth factor VEGF is sufficient for organ homing of circulating mononuclear myeloid cells and is required for their perivascular positioning and retention. Recruited bone marrow-derived(More)
Immature dendritic cells (imDCs) can have a tolerizing effect under normal conditions or after transplantation. However, because of the significant heterogeneity of this cell population, it is extremely difficult to study the mechanisms that mediate the tolerance induced or to harness the application of imDCs for clinical use. In the present study, we(More)
The direct assay of veto CTLs in the 2C mouse model enables monitoring, by FACS, the fate of the TCR transgenic effector CD8(+) T cells, the transgene of which can be stained with clonotypic Ab 1B2. After the addition of veto cells, CD8(+)1B2(+) effector cells increasingly express annexin V, and maximal apoptosis is attained 72 h after initiation of MLR.(More)
Several bone marrow cells and lymphocyte subpopulations, known as veto cells, were shown to induce transplantation tolerance across major histocompatibility Ags. Due to the low frequency of the effector T cells against which the veto cells inhibitory activity is aimed, the fate of the effector cells was traditionally followed indirectly by functional(More)
Veto cells have been defined as cells capable of inducing apoptosis of effector CD8 cells recognizing their disparate MHC Ags. Tolerance induced by donor-type veto cells is desirable, because it is restricted to depletion of anti-donor clones without depletion of other immune specificities. It has been shown that anti-third party CTLs exhibit marked veto(More)
Transplantation of T cell-depleted BM (TDBM) under mild conditioning, associated with minimal toxicity and reduced risk of GVHD, offers an attractive therapeutic option for patients with nonmalignant hematologic disorders and can mediate immune tolerance to subsequent organ transplantation. However, overcoming TDBM rejection after reduced conditioning(More)
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