Veronique Angeli

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Antigen targeting and adjuvancy schemes that respectively facilitate delivery of antigen to dendritic cells and elicit their activation have been explored in vaccine development. Here we investigate whether nanoparticles can be used as a vaccine platform by targeting lymph node-residing dendritic cells via interstitial flow and activating these cells by in(More)
Antigen-presenting dendritic cells often acquire foreign antigens in peripheral tissues such as the skin. Optimal encounter with naive T cells for the presentation of these antigens requires that the dendritic cells migrate to draining lymph nodes through lymphatic vessels. In this article, we review important aspects of what is known about dendritic-cell(More)
Langerhans cells (LCs) are the only dendritic cells of the epidermis and constitute the first immunological barrier against pathogens and environmental insults. The factors regulating LC homeostasis remain elusive and the direct circulating LC precursor has not yet been identified in vivo. Here we report an absence of LCs in mice deficient in the receptor(More)
Atherosclerosis regression is an important clinical goal. In previous studies of regression in mice, the rapid loss of plaque foam cells was explained by emigration to lymph nodes, a process reminiscent of dendritic cells. In the present study, plaque-containing arterial segments from apoE-/- mice were transplanted into WT recipient normolipidemic mice or(More)
Dendritic cell (DC) migration from the periphery to lymph nodes is regulated by the pattern of genes expressed by DCs themselves and by signals within the surrounding peripheral environment. Here, we report that DC mobilization can also be regulated by signals initiated within the downstream lymph nodes, particularly when lymph nodes enlarge as a(More)
Some monocytes normally take up residence in tissues as sessile macrophages, but others differentiate into migratory cells resembling dendritic cells that emigrate to lymph nodes. In an in vitro model of a vessel wall, lipid mediators lysophosphatidic acid and platelet-activating factor, whose signals are implicated in promoting atherosclerosis, blocked(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) must travel through lymphatics to carry skin antigens into lymph nodes. The processes controlling their mobilization and migration have not been completely delineated. We studied how DCs in live mice respond to skin inflammation, transmigrate through lymphatic endothelium, and propagate in initial lymphatics. At steady state, dermal(More)
The induction of alloantigen-specific unresponsiveness remains an elusive goal in organ transplantation. Here we identify plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) as phagocytic antigen-presenting cells essential for tolerance to vascularized cardiac allografts. Tolerizing pDCs acquired alloantigen in the allograft and then moved through the blood to home to(More)
The mobilization of Langerhans cells (LCs) from epithelia to the draining lymph nodes is an essential process to initiate primary immune responses. We have recently shown that in mice, PGD2 is a potent inhibitor of epidermal LC emigration. In this study, we demonstrate that activation of the D prostanoid receptor 1 (DP1) impedes the TNF-alpha-induced(More)
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are activated by an array of polyunsaturated fatty acid derivatives, oxidized fatty acids, and phospholipids and are proposed to be important modulators of immune and inflammatory responses. Recently, we showed that activation of PPAR-gamma alters the maturation process of dendritic cells (DCs), the most(More)