Kylie J. McDonald

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The characterization of human dendritic cell (DC) subsets is essential for the design of new vaccines. We report the first detailed functional analysis of the human CD141+ DC subset. CD141+ DCs are found in human lymph nodes, bone marrow, tonsil, and blood, and the latter proved to be the best source of highly purified cells for functional analysis. They(More)
Human blood myeloid DCs can be subdivided into CD1c (BDCA-1)(+) and CD141 (BDCA-3)(+) subsets that display unique gene expression profiles, suggesting specialized functions. CD1c(+) DCs express TLR4 while CD141(+) DCs do not, thus predicting that these two subsets have differential capacities to respond to Escherichia coli. We isolated highly purified(More)
Classic Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) tissue contains a small population of morphologically distinct malignant cells called Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells, associated with the development of HL. Using 3'-rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) we identified an alternative mRNA for the DEC-205 multilectin receptor in the HRS cell line L428. Sequence(More)
DEC-205 (CD205) belongs to the macrophage mannose receptor family of C-type lectin endocytic receptors and behaves as an antigen uptake/processing receptor for dendritic cells (DC). To investigate DEC-205 tissue distribution in human leukocytes, we generated a series of anti-human DEC-205 monoclonal antibodies (MMRI-5, 6 and 7), which recognized epitopes(More)
C-type lectin receptors play important roles in mononuclear phagocytes, which link innate and adaptive immunity. In this study we describe characterization of the novel type I transmembrane C-type lectin DCL-1/CD302 at the molecular and cellular levels. DCL-1 protein was highly conserved among the human, mouse, and rat orthologs. The human DCL-1 (hDCl-1)(More)
Dendritic cells (DC) are specialized white blood cells that initiate and direct immune responses. Targeting DC surface proteins to deliver liposomes carrying antigens has demonstrated potential for eliciting antigen-specific immune responses. To evaluate this strategy in preclinical studies, we prepared anti-human DEC-205 immunoliposomes (anti-hDEC-205(More)
Cross-presentation is the mechanism by which exogenous Ag is processed for recognition by CD8(+) T cells. Murine CD8α(+) DCs are specialized at cross-presenting soluble and cellular Ag, but in humans this process is poorly characterized. In this study, we examined uptake and cross-presentation of soluble and cellular Ag by human blood CD141(+) DCs, the(More)
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) patients who relapse after transplantation have few therapeutic options. An immunotherapeutic approach that enhances the graft versus leukemia effect may improve their survival. We postulate that cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) generated from total RNA loaded cord blood CD34+-derived dendritic cells can control the kinetics(More)
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