Magdalena Tary-Lehmann

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The frequency and the cytokine signature of antigen-specific T cells in the blood reflect the magnitude and the quality of T cell immunity in vivo. Recently, cytokine enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assays performed on freshly isolated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) emerged as a promising tool for monitoring these key parameters, providing(More)
While matching for MHC Ags improves renal allograft survival, closely matched grafts sometimes fail due to rejection, and poorly matched allografts are often well tolerated by the recipient. The severity of the rejection process may partially depend on the presence of environmentally primed T cells in the recipient that cross-react with donor Ags. To test(More)
Treatment-resistant Lyme arthritis is associated with immune reactivity to outer surface protein A (OspA) of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme disease, and the major histocompatibility complex class II allele DRB1*0401. The immunodominant epitope of OspA for T helper cells was identified. A homology search revealed a peptide from human leukocyte(More)
A major goal in immunodiagnostics has been the development of assay systems that can measure CD8(+) T cell immunity in humans, directly ex vivo, at high resolution, and with high throughput. We established granzyme B (grB) enzyme-linked immunospot assay (ELISPOT) in conjunction with image analysis to this end. Using grB transfected and untransfected Chinese(More)
The patterns of Ag-induced cytokine coexpression in normal, in vivo-primed CD4 memory T cells has remained controversial because the low frequency at which these cells occur has effectively prevented direct ex vivo measurements. We have overcome this limitation by using two-color cytokine enzyme-linked immunospot assays and computer-assisted image analysis.(More)
T cell dysfunction has been described in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the specific phenotype and function of antigen-specific CD8 cells is less clear. Here we determined phenotype and function of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific CD8 cells at the single-cell level in SLE. HLA-A2-restricted EBV-BMLF-1-specific CD8 cells were enumerated by(More)
Single-cell resolution cytokine ELISPOT assays are increasingly used to gain insights into clonal sizes of type 1 and type 2 effector T cell populations in vivo. However, ELISPOT assays permitting monitoring of regulatory IL-10-producing T cells have so far not been established. Unlike IFN-gamma, IL-2, IL-4, and IL-5 assays performed on PBMC in which the(More)
Three tetravalent formulations of chimeric dengue (DENVax) viruses containing the pre-membrane and envelope genes of serotypes 1-4 expressed by the attenuated DENV-2 PDK-53 genome were tested for safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy in cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Subcutaneous injection of the DENVax formulations was well-tolerated. Low levels(More)
Responses to mycobacterial and nonmycobacterial antigens were examined in bronchoalveolar cells (BAC) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (n=16) and healthy subjects (n=23). DNA synthesis in BAC (but not PBMC) from tuberculosis patients was significantly increased in response to the mycobacterial(More)
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) is frequently used for studies of multiple sclerosis (MS). Because in most EAE models T cells mediate the pathology in the absence of B cells/autoantibodies, the notion has evolved that also MS may be a primarily T cell-mediated disease. We have previously introduced MBP-PLP fusion protein (MP4)-induced EAE in(More)