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Elucidating the molecular regulation of the dendritic cell receptor, Clec9A

posted on 2022-05-11, 04:25 authored by NICOLE MICHAEL
Dendritic cells are the immune cells critical in vaccination as they sense danger and initiate immunity. Clec9A is a Dendritic cell receptor that is the target for novel vaccine technologies that enhance immunity to cancers and viruses. Our research identified a novel regulatory pathway for Clec9A. Clec9A interacts with other proteins, namely RNF41, ERLIN1/2 and TMEM59. ERLIN/2 and RNF41 promote the degradation of Clec9A, while TMEM59 enhances the display of Clec9A at the dendritic cell surface potentially to enhance Clec9A-mediated immune responses. These novel pathways may ultimately be exploited to enhance Clec9A-based vaccines and promote immunity to cancer.


Principal supervisor

Mireille Hanna Lahoud

Additional supervisor 1

Mark Wright

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences