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Lymphangiogenesis is an important physiological response to inflammatory insult, acting to limit inflammation. Macrophages, dendritic cells, and lymphocytes are known to drive lymphangiogenesis. In this study, we show that neutrophils recruited to sites of inflammation can also coordinate lymphangiogenesis. In the absence of B cells, intranodal(More)
Removal of cholesterol from peripheral tissues to the bloodstream via reverse cholesterol transport (RCT) is a process of major biological importance. Here we demonstrate that lymphatic drainage is required for RCT. We have previously shown that hypercholesterolemia in mice is associated with impaired lymphatic drainage and increased lipid accumulation in(More)
Monocytes and their derived cells have critical roles in inflammation and immune defense. However, their function in skin diseases such as allergic contact dermatitis remains poorly defined. Using a model of contact hypersensitivity (CHS) toward 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene, we show that Ly6C+ CD11b+ monocytic cells participate in the pathophysiology of CHS and(More)
In adult mammals, lymphatic vessels have been shown to respond to their environment by undergoing lymphangiogenesis, the formation of new lymphatic vessels from preexisting ones. Accumulating experimental and preclinical studies demonstrate that lymphangiogenesis is associated with many inflammatory diseases and may represent an attractive therapeutic(More)
M2 macrophages promote tumor growth and metastasis, but their interactions with specific tumor cell populations are poorly characterized. Using a mouse model of spontaneous melanoma, we showed that CD34- but not CD34+ tumor-initiating cells (TICs) depend on M2 macrophages for survival and proliferation. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and(More)
During inflammation, accumulation of immune cells in activated lymph nodes (LNs), coupled with a transient shutdown in lymphocyte exit, results in dramatic cellular expansion. Counter-regulatory measures to restrain LN expansion must exist and may include re-establishment of lymphocyte egress to steady-state levels. Indeed, we show in a murine model that(More)
The DNA damage response (DDR) alerts the immune system to the danger posed by DNA damage through the induction of damage-associated molecular pattern molecules, chemokines, and ligands for activating immune receptors such as lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1), NKG2D, and DNAX accessory molecule 1 (DNAM-1). Here we provide evidence that(More)
Dengue (DEN) is a mosquito-borne viral disease and represents a serious public health threat and an economical burden throughout the tropics. Dengue clinical manifestations range from mild acute febrile illness to severe DEN hemorrhagic fever/DEN shock syndrome (DHF/DSS). Currently, resuscitation with large volumes of isotonic fluid remains the gold(More)
Most cancer immunotherapies under present investigation are based on the belief that cytotoxic T cells are the most important anti-tumoral immune cells, whereas intratumoral macrophages would rather play a protumoral role. We have challenged this antagonistic point of view and searched on the contrary for complementary contributions provided by(More)
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