Programming human dendritic cells with mRNA.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Transfecting with in vitro transcribed, protein-encoding mRNA is a simple yet effective method to express high levels of the desired RNA-encoded proteins in primary cells. Cells can be transfected with antigen-encoding mRNA, which is translated into protein and is processed by the cellular antigen-processing pathway to generate antigen-presenting cells. Another elegant and increasingly popular application is to transfect cells with mRNA that encodes immune modulating molecules (cytokines, chemokines, toll-like receptors (TLRs), immune receptor ligands, immune receptor targeting antibodies) which, when translated into protein, can program cell behavior and/or function. In this chapter we describe an efficient method to deliver mRNA into human dendritic cells (DCs) by electroporation. This is currently the method of choice to deliver mRNA into antigen-presenting cells for generating vaccines for cancer immunotherapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, J; Boczkowski, D; Nair, S

Published Date

  • 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 969 /

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 125

PubMed ID

  • 23296931

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-6029

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-62703-260-5_8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States