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Pheh-Ping Chang, Patricia Barral, Jessica Fitch, Alvin Pratama, Cindy S Ma, Axel Kallies, Jennifer J Hogan, Vincenzo Cerundolo, Stuart G Tangye, Robert Bittman, Stephen L Nutt, Robert Brink, Dale I Godfrey, Facundo D Batista, Carola G Vinuesa
Nature Immunology | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2012
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We thank the US National Institutes of Health Tetramer Core Facility for the allophycocyanin-conjugated mouse CD1d-alpha-GalCer tetramer; M. Kronenberg (La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) for the baculovirus construct; P. Savage (Brigham Young University) for alpha-GalCer (PBS44); M. Taniguchi (RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology) for J<INF>alpha</INF>18-deficient mice; M. Townsend for tissue sectioning; X. Hu, M. Srivastava and J. Ellyard for help with some experiments; and M. Pellegrini for infection of mice with L. monocytogenes. Supported by the Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation (C.G.V.), the European Commission (Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission PIEF-GA-2008-220863 to P.B.), Cancer Research UK (F.D.B. and P.B.), the Royal Society (F.D.B.), the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (D.I.G., C.G.V., R.B., C.S.M. and S.G.T.) and the Australian Research Council (A.K.).