Yingjie Qian

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Coupling of ovalbumin (OVA) to anti-DEC-205 monoclonal antibody (mAb) (alphaDEC) induced the proliferation of OVA-specific T cells in vivo. Expansion was short-lived, caused by dendritic cells (DCs), and rendered T cells anergic thereafter. Phenotypic analysis revealed the induction of CD25+/CTLA-4+ T cells suppressing proliferation and interleukin-2 (IL-2)(More)
Targeting of antigens to immature dendritic cells has been shown to result in antigen-specific T-cell tolerance in vivo. In the INS-HA/TCR-HA transgenic mouse model for type 1 diabetes, we tested the potential of the dendritic cell-specific monoclonal antibody DEC-205 conjugated to the hemagglutinin (HA) antigen (DEC-HA) to prevent disease onset. Whereas(More)
Anti (alpha)-DEC-205 antibodies target to the DEC-205 receptor that mediates antigen presentation to T cells by dendritic cells. To exploit these properties for immunization purposes, we conjugated the melanoma antigen tyrosinase-related protein (TRP)-2 to alphaDEC-205 antibodies and immunized mice with these conjugates together with dendritic(More)
A T-cell receptor mimic peptide (TCRpep) consisting of an 8-amino-acid peptide, homologous to the transmembrane region of the T-cell receptor (TCR) alpha chain, blocks T-cell activation after systemic application. When dendritic cells (DCs) were transduced to secrete the TCRpep and injected into mice, evidence of immunosuppression was observed. In a(More)
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