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Research Article

Complement as an Endogenous Adjuvant for Dendritic Cell-Mediated Induction of Retrovirus-Specific CTLs

  • Zoltán Bánki equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zoltán Bánki, Wilfried Posch

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Wilfried Posch equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zoltán Bánki, Wilfried Posch

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Asim Ejaz,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Verena Oberhauser,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Suzanne Willey,

    Affiliation: MRC/UCL Centre for Medical Molecular Virology, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Christoph Gassner,

    Affiliation: Central Institute for Blood Transfusion & Immunological Department, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Heribert Stoiber,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Ulf Dittmer,

    Affiliation: Institute of Virology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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  • Manfred P. Dierich,

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Kim J. Hasenkrug,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

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  • Doris Wilflingseder mail

    doris.wilflingseder@i-med.ac.at

    Affiliation: Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

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  • Published: April 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000891

About the Authors

Zoltán Bánki, Wilfried Posch, Asim Ejaz, Verena Oberhauser, Heribert Stoiber, Manfred P. Dierich, Doris Wilflingseder
Department of Hygiene, Microbiology and Social Medicine, Division of Virology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Suzanne Willey
MRC/UCL Centre for Medical Molecular Virology, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, London, United Kingdom
Christoph Gassner
Central Institute for Blood Transfusion & Immunological Department, Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria
Ulf Dittmer
Institute of Virology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany
Kim J. Hasenkrug
Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, Montana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: doris.wilflingseder@i-med.ac.at

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZB WP MPD DW. Performed the experiments: ZB WP AE VO DW. Analyzed the data: ZB WP KJH DW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SW CG UD. Wrote the paper: ZB WP SW HS UD MPD KJH DW.