IMR Press / FBL / Volume 13 / Issue 18 / DOI: 10.2741/3195

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Bridging innate and adaptive immunity through  γδ T - dendritic cell crosstalk

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1 INSERM U892, Departement de Recherche en Cancerologie Nantes-Angers, Nantes, France

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Academic Editor: Shin-ichiro Fujii

Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2008, 13(18), 6872–6885;
Published: 1 May 2008
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Immunotherapy based on innate lymphocytes)

Like Natural Killer cells, γδ  T cells and Natural Killer T cells display several innate-like features that confer them a broad reactivity against tumors and pathogens. By recognizing stress-induced conserved antigens upregulated a wide array of physiopathological contexts, these lymphoid subsets develop strong and early responses to a broad set of targets. One of the most exciting roles possibly played in vivo by non-conventional T lymphocytes, which exhibit a biased natural memory phenotype, is active regulation of adaptive immune responses through interactions with antigen presenting cells (APCs), such as dendritic cells. Here we will review recent studies reporting functional interactions between γδ T cells and APC and a possible involvement of these lymphocytes in bridging innate and adaptative immunity along infections and tumor development. Our discussion will focus on human γδ T cells and more specifically on Vγ9Vδ2 T cells, a major subset found in human peripheral blood.

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