Lieven Straetman

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Ex vivo lentivirally transduced dendritic cells (DC) have been described to induce CD8+ and CD4+ T-cell responses against various tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) in vitro and in vivo. We report here that direct administration of ovalbumin (OVA) encoding lentiviral vectors caused in vivo transduction of cells that were found in draining lymph nodes (LNs)(More)
The use of tumor antigen-loaded dendritic cells (DC) is one of the most promising approaches to inducing a tumor-specific immune response. We compared electroporation of mRNA to lentiviral transduction for the delivery of tumor antigens to human monocyte-derived and murine bone marrow-derived DC. Both lentiviral transduction and mRNA electroporation induced(More)
We previously described mRNA electroporation as an efficient gene delivery method to introduce tumor-antigens (Ag) into murine immature dendritic cells (DC). Here, we further optimize the protocol and evaluate the capacity of mRNA-electroporated DC as a vaccine for immunotherapy. First, the early DC maturation kinetics and the effect of different(More)
Recently, human dendritic cells (DCs) pulsed with mRNA encoding a broad range of tumor antigens have proven to be potent activators of a primary anti–tumor-specific T-cell response in vitro. The aim of this study was to improve the mRNA pulsing of murine DC. Compared to a standard lipofection protocol and passive pulsing, electroporation was, in our hands,(More)
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