J. L. Casanova

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We previously showed that H-2Kd-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones specific for a single nonapeptide derived from the Plasmodium berghei circumsporozoite (PbCS) protein displayed T cell receptors (TCRs) of highly diverse primary structure. We have now analyzed the TCR repertoire of CTLs that recognize a peptide derived from the human class I(More)
Previous T cell receptor (TCR) sequence analysis of a panel of 23 H-2Kd restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones recognizing the decapeptide HLA-CW3 170-179 revealed a striking conservation of TCR structure, in that all clones examined used V beta 10 and J alpha pHDS58 segments. We show here that the primary response in vivo after intraperitoneal(More)
Interferon-γ receptor 1 (IFN-γR1) deficiency is one of the primary immunodeficiencies conferring Mendelian Susceptibility to Mycobacterial Disease (MSMD). Some cases of neoplasms have been recently reported in patients with MSMD, underlying the already known link between immunodeficiency and carcinogenesis. We report the first case of intracranial tumour,(More)
Previous studies have indicated that neopterin is synthesized in vitro by human monocyte-derived macrophages and dendritic cells upon stimulation with gamma interferon (IFN-gamma). Neopterin production under specific conditions in vitro has also been obtained upon stimulation with IFN-alpha and/or IFN-beta. However, it is unknown if any(More)
Although epidemiological evidence suggests a human genetic basis of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) susceptibility, the identification of specific genes and alleles influencing PTB risk has proven to be difficult. Previous genome-wide association (GWA) studies have identified only three novel loci with modest effect sizes in sub-Saharan African and Russian(More)
Scarce data exist on allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) outcomes in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-naïve recipients from HBV-experienced donors. Long-term follow-up is herein reported for 17 allogeneic HSCT performed in 13 HBV-naïve children from HBc-antibodies-positive donors between 2006 and 2012. Four donors were HBs-antigen-positive,(More)
In the present study, we report in two non related pediatric patients a primary immunodeficiency phenotype associated with a missense mutation in the moesin gene. The disease was characterized by T, B and NK lymphopenia and neutropenia. Both patients developed severe varicella complicated by bilateral pneumopathies and recurrent pulmonary infections until(More)
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