Sarah Boudaly

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Mast cells (MCs) are considered major players in IgE-mediated allergic responses, but have also recently been recognized as active participants in innate as well as specific immune responses. Recent work provided evidence that MCs are able to activate B and T lymphocytes through the release of vesicles called exosomes. Here we demonstrate that exosomes,(More)
Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) are rapidly recruited to tissues upon injury or infection. There, they can encounter local and/or recruited immature dendritic cells (iDCs), a colocalization that could promote at least transient interactions and mutually influence the two leukocyte populations. Using human live blood PMNs and monocyte-derived iDCs, we(More)
Nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice spontaneously develop diabetes, an auto-immune disease characterized by the destruction of insulin-secreting beta-cells by autoreactive T cells. Defects in development and/or functions of dendritic cells (DC) might be critical in eliciting the auto-immune reaction to beta cells in this model. In this paper, DC differentiation in(More)
We investigated the mechanism of adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5)-mediated maturation of bone marrow-derived murine dendritic cells (DC) using (i) Ad5 vectors with wild-type capsid (AdE1 degrees, AdGFP); (ii) Ad5 vector mutant deleted of the fiber C-terminal knob domain (AdGFPDeltaknob); and (iii) capsid components isolated from Ad5-infected cells or expressed(More)
CD11c+/CD11b+dendritic cells (DC) with high levels of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II and co-stimulatory molecules have been derived from spleen cells cultured with granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) + flt-3L + interleukin (IL)-6 (flt-3L-DC). Investigating in vivo the function of DC in non-obese diabetic mice (NOD), we(More)
Several investigators, including ourselves, have reported lower yield of GM-CSF bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DC) with altered MHC class II and co-stimulatory molecules expression in the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. However, whether this defect was intrinsic to the DC lineage and/or related to abnormal expansion of other cell types responding to(More)
CD4-CD8- double-negative (DN) and CD4+CD8- T cell clones were derived from splenic precursors resistant to killing by anti-Thy-1, -CD5, -CD4 and -CD8 monoclonal antibodies and complement. Both DN and CD4+ clones express functional T cell receptor (TcR) alpha/beta and exhibit strong autoreactivity in vitro. DN cells can be induced to proliferate by dendritic(More)
The HI mouse line is sensitive to collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), whereas HII is refractory, although both express the H-2q permissive haplotype. The two lines also share the same T-cell receptor (TcR) gene haplotypes for alpha and beta chains. The distribution of mouse mammary tumour viruses (MMTV), which encode endogenous superantigens (SAg) such as(More)
Neutrophils are increasingly thought to modulate dendritic cell (DC) functions. We investigated the role of the neutrophil-DC partnership in the response to Mycobacterium bovis BCG-the vaccine used against tuberculosis. We compared neutrophil-DC crosstalk in humans and mice, searching for functional differences. In both species, neutrophils captured(More)