Virginie Dutoit

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An increased level of citrullinated myelin basic protein (MBP-C8) has been reported in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. However, the involvement of the immune response to post-translational modified MBP in the pathophysiology of MS remains speculative. The aim of this study was to compare the levels of immunoglobulin G antibodies to several(More)
Synthetic agonists of TLR9 containing novel DNA structures and R'pG (wherein R=1-(2'-deoxy-beta-d-ribofuranosyl)-2-oxo-7-deaza-8-methyl-purine) motifs, referred to as immune modulatory oligonucleotides (IMOs), have been shown to stimulate T(H)-1-type-immune responses and potently reverse allergen-induced T(H)-2 responses to T(H)-1 responses in vitro and in(More)
We investigated the effects of interferon beta-1a (IFN beta-1a) on specific response towards two immunodominant MBP peptides and on global production of IgG. We evaluated 54 sera from multiple sclerosis (MS) patients at baseline and 1 year after treatment. We did not observe any modification of immune response to the MBP peptides but we noted a significant(More)
Background: Anti-filaggrin antibodies (AFA) are among the most specific antibodies for rheumatoid arthritis, so procedures for their detection should be included in early biological diagnoses. AFA can be detected by indirect immunofluorescence (anti-keratin antibodies, AKA) or by new enzyme immunoassays (EIA). Their comparative performance needs to be(More)
We reduced EAE severity by using two anti-allergic drugs. A control group of mice received i.p. injections of PBS as vehicle while a further two groups were treated either with pyrilamine, a histamine receptor 1 antagonist or with CV6209, a platelet activating factor receptor antagonist. Our results showed that the blockade of the responses to both(More)
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