Soizic Le Guiner

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We reported previously that a large fraction of melanoma cell lines induced a suboptimal activation of specific CTL clones, characterized by good tumor cell lysis but no detectable IL-2 production. Using synthetic peptides, we demonstrated recently that this was due to expression of subthreshold levels of appropriate MHC-peptide complexes. We measure here(More)
The M88.7 T cell clone recognizes an antigen presented by HLA B*1302 on the melanoma cell line M88. A cDNA encoding this antigen (NA88-A) was isolated using a library transfection approach. Analysis of the genomic gene's sequence identified it is a processed pseudogene, derived from a retrotranscript of mRNA coding for homeoprotein HPX42B. The NA88-A gene(More)
To better understand how Ag density influences the various biologic responses of CTL, we analyzed lysis and, at the single cell level, cytokine production by a panel of melanoma-specific CTL clones. Titration experiments done with peptide-pulsed TAP-deficient T2 cells indicated that: 1) Ag density affects both the fraction of responding cells and the amount(More)
To design an efficient procedure to expand high avidity melanoma reactive T cells and to perform immunotherapies, we compared conditions of peripheral blood lymphocyte (PBL) stimulation by Melan-A/MART-1 peptides. Avidity of induced CTLs was evaluated by measuring their lysis and cytokine secretion to peptide-pulsed transporter-associated protein-deficient(More)
T cell activation is known to depend not only on efficient antigen recognition and subsequent signaling through TCR, but also on interactions involving multiple adhesion and accessory molecules such as CD28/B7, LFA-1/ICAM-1 and LFA-3/CD2. The present study dissects the role of LFA-3/CD2 interactions in the activation of melanoma-specific CD8+ T cell clones.(More)
Several tumor antigens have been described as candidates for immunotherapy. Our study compared HLA-A2-restricted epitopes from 5 antigens commonly expressed by melanomas, i.e., Melan-A/MART-1 peptides (26-35 and 27-35), tyrosinase (368-376), gp-100 (280-288), MAGE-3 (271-279) and NA17-A (1-10), for their relative capacity to promote the development of(More)
The M88.7 T cell clone recognizes an antigen presented by HLA B * 1302 on the melanoma cell line M88. A cDNA encoding this antigen (NA88-A) was isolated using a library transfection approach. Analysis of the genomic gene’s sequence identified it is a processed pseudogene, derived from a retrotranscript of mRNA coding for homeoprotein HPX42B. The NA88-A gene(More)
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