Jo A. Van Ginderachter

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 BW-Sp3 is a BW-5147-derived T cell lymphoma with limited immunogenicity since, despite regression of the majority of subcutaneous tumors, an important fraction of the animals will die from metastases. In the present study, the BW-Sp3 cells were transfected with genes encoding B7-1 or B7-2, known to be involved in the induction of T cell responses. The(More)
Kupffer cells (KCs), the liver resident macrophages, are important mediators of tissue homeostasis and pathogen clearance. However, depending on the inflammatory stimuli, KCs have been involved in divergent hepato-protective or hepato-destructive immune responses. The versatility of KCs in response to environmental triggers, in combination with the specific(More)
We have previously reported that transfection of mouse interferon γ (IFN-γ) in H-2K k -positive BW vari-ants (BW-Sp3) abolishes tumorigenicity and reduces metastatic capacity. To further increase the immuno-genicity of BW-Sp3 cells, the gene for human interleukin 2 (huIL-2) was transfected in these cancer cells. Single BW-Sp3(huIL-2) and double(More)
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NK cell activity is regulated in part by inhibitory receptors that bind to MHC class I molecules. It is possible to enhance NK cell cytotoxicity against tumor cells by preventing the interaction of these inhibitory receptors with their MHC class I ligands. In this study, we determined that Ly49G2 is an inhibitory receptor in AKR mice for self-MHC class I,(More)
Pannexins constitute a relatively new family of transmembrane proteins that form channels linking the cytoplasmic compartment with the extracellular environment. The presence of pannexin1 in the liver has been documented previously, where it underlies inflammatory responses, such as those occurring upon ischemia–reperfusion injury. In the present study, we(More)
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