Ganglioside GD1a impedes lipopolysaccharide-induced maturation of human dendritic cells.


Immunosuppressive membrane gangliosides are released by tumor cells and inhibit normal antigen presenting cell (APC) function. To better understand this process, we have studied the effect of gangliosides on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced maturation of human dendritic cells (DCs). Immature DCs were generated in vitro from human peripheral blood monocytes… (More)