Frédéric Triebel

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Human natural regulatory CD4(+) T cells comprise 5-10% of peripheral CD4(+)T cells. They constitutively express the IL-2Ralpha-chain (CD25) and the nuclear transcription Foxp3. These cells are heterogeneous and contain discrete subsets with distinct phenotypes and functions. Studies in mice report that LAG-3 has a complex role in T cell homeostasis and is(More)
On encountering a danger signal, dendritic cells (DCs) undergo a complex maturation process and become specialized in antigen presentation. We previously reported that engagement of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules located on immature DCs in membrane rafts by lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3; CD223) leads to DC maturation. In(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that the CD4 homologue lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) plays a down-regulatory role on T-cell responses. However, the role of LAG-3/major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II interactions on primary human T-cell responses, as well as the mechanism by which down-regulation occurs, are not clear. Here, we show that(More)
The lymphocyte activation gene 3 (LAG-3), expressed in human activated T and natural killer (NK) cells, is closely related to CD4 at the gene and protein levels (Triebel et al. 1990). The characterization of genomic clones encompassing the LAG-3 locus revealed that the position of the introns in the LAG-3 structure is very close to that of CD4 and that both(More)
Interactions between dendritic cells (DC) and T cells are known to involve the delivery of signals in both directions. We sought to characterize the effects on human DC of contact with different subsets of activated CD4+ T cells. The results showed that interaction with CD25(high)CD4+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) caused DC to take on very different properties(More)
Lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3) is an MHC class II ligand expressed on activated T and NK cells. A LAG-3Ig fusion protein has been used in mice as an adjuvant protein to induce antitumor responses and specific CD8 and CD4 Th1 responses to nominal Ags. In this work we report on the effect of LAG-3Ig on the maturation and activation of human(More)
 The lymphocyte activation gene-3 (LAG-3), a major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II ligand evolutionarily related to CD4, is expressed exclusively in activated T and NK lymphocytes and seems to play a role in regulating the evolving immune response. We first determined that surface LAG-3 expression on activated human T cells is upregulated by(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of IMP321, a recombinant soluble LAG-3Ig fusion protein which agonizes MHC class II-driven dendritic cell activation. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma were treated with escalating doses of IMP321 s.c. Blood samples were assayed to determine(More)
IMP321 is a recombinant soluble LAG-3Ig fusion protein that binds to MHC class II with high avidity and mediates APC and then antigen-experienced memory CD8+ T cell activation. We report clinical and biological results of a phase I/II in patients with metastatic breast carcinoma (MBC) receiving first-line paclitaxel weekly, 3 weeks out of 4. MBC patients(More)
CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) play a crucial role in controlling the development of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, despite an increased number of Tregs, the persistence of inflammation in the rheumatoid joints suggests that Tregs are unable to suppress ongoing disease, perhaps due to an inhibition of their functions(More)