Deciphering the relative contributions of different dendritic cells to killer T cell responses

Project Details

Continuing our endeavor to resolve the role of dendritic cells (DC) in virus infections, this project investigates the relative contributions of different DC subtypes to killer T cell priming and examines the molecular pathways involved (direct vs. cross-presentation). Utilizing in vivo models that remove the capacity of cells to directly present viral antigen, we found that robust virus-specific killer T cell responses depend on cross-presentation. We are currently delineating the underlying mechanisms.


Research Group

Bedoui laboratory: Innate and adaptive interactions in immunity to infection

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology

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