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Dengue virus is a single-stranded, enveloped RNA virus that productively infects human dendritic cells (DCs) primarily at the immature stage of their differentiation. We now find that all four serotypes of dengue use DC-SIGN (CD209), a C-type lectin, to infect dendritic cells. THP-1 cells become susceptible to dengue infection after transfection of(More)
Current human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vaccine approaches emphasize prime boost strategies comprising multiple doses of DNA vaccine and recombinant viral vectors. We are developing a protein-based approach that directly harnesses principles for generating T cell immunity. Vaccine is delivered to maturing dendritic cells in lymphoid tissue by engineering(More)
DC-SIGN (CD209) is a C-type lectin expressed by several groups of dendritic cells (DC), including those derived from blood monocytes and DC found beneath genital epithelium. DC-SIGN binds the envelope glycoprotein of HIV-1 and facilitates transmission of infectious virus to permissive CD4(+) T cells. We have compared the capacity of DC-SIGN in different(More)
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