Florence Herr

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Rabbit antithymocyte globulin (rATG; Thymoglobulin(®)) is currently used to prevent acute rejection in kidney transplantation. The dose and regimen of rATG have not been optimized. Moreover, the impact of different treatment regimens on T-cell phenotype reconstitution remains unknown. We conducted a prospective randomized study of 17 renal transplant(More)
Accumulating evidence suggests that CD4 help is needed at the memory stage to mount effective secondary CD8 T cell responses. In this paper, we report that memory CD4 T cells can provide efficient help to memory CD8 T cells after interaction of the two lymphocytes with distinct dendritic cells. Provision of help to CD8 T cells required direct cell-cell(More)
The high frequency of allogeneic reactive CD8(+) T cells in human and their resistance to immunosuppression might be one of the reasons why successful tolerance-inducing strategies in rodents have failed in primates. Studies on the requirement for T-helper cells in priming CD8(+) T-cell responses have led to disparate findings. Recent studies have reported(More)
Migration capacity is essential for dendritic cells (DCs) to present antigen to T cells for the induction of immune response. The DC migration is supposed to be a calcium-dependent process, while not fully understood. Here, we report a role of the KCa3.1/IK1/SK4 channels in the migration capacity of both immature (iDC) and mature (mDC) human CD14(+)-derived(More)
Human dendritic cells (hDCs) produce IL-2 and express IL-2R α-chain (CD25), but the role of IL-2 in DC functions is not well defined. A recent study suggested that the main function of CD25 on hDCs was to transpresent IL-2 to activate T lymphocytes. Our results demonstrate the expression of the three chains of the IL-2R on hDCs and that IL-2 induces STAT5(More)