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Human monocytes can differentiate into dendritic cells (DCs) according to the nature of environmental signals. We tested here whether the infection with the live tuberculosis vaccine bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), which is known to be limited in preventing pulmonary tuberculosis, modulates monocyte and DC differentiation. We found that monocytes infected(More)
A key event of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis is the production of amyloid beta peptides (A beta), which are hypothesized to lead to neurodegeneration by still unclear mechanisms, including a chronic inflammatory response characterized by innate immune cell activation and pro-inflammatory molecule release. Since dendritic cells (DCs) are central(More)
In order to analyze dendritic cells (DCs) activation following infection with different mycobacterial strains, we studied the expression profiles of 165 genes of human monocyte-derived DCs infected with H37Rv, a virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) laboratory strain, CMT97, a clinical MTB isolate, Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG),(More)
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