John L van Hamme

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The most prevalent route of HIV-1 infection is across mucosal tissues after sexual contact. Langerhans cells (LCs) belong to the subset of dendritic cells (DCs) that line the mucosal epithelia of vagina and foreskin and have the ability to sense and induce immunity to invading pathogens. Anatomical and functional characteristics make LCs one of the primary(More)
Dengue virus (DENV) causes 400 million infections annually and is one of several viruses that can cause viral hemorrhagic fever, which is characterized by uncontrolled immune activation resulting in high fever and internal bleeding. Although the underlying mechanisms are unknown, massive cytokine secretion is thought to be involved. Dendritic cells (DCs)(More)
Microbial DNA is highly immunostimulatory and is sensed by endosomal pattern recognition receptors after release from internalized microbes. It is unclear how extracellular DNA released from dead microbes is delivered to endosomal PRRs to induce immune responses. Here we have investigated the ability of DCs to bind and internalize extracellular E.coli DNA(More)
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