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The US Department of Health and Human Services has received US Patent No. 6,734,014, "Methods and compositions for transforming dendritic cells and activating T-cells," for an invention by Patric Hwu, Mark Reeves, and Steven Rosenberg. The abstract describes recombinant dendritic cells that are made by differentiation of a stem cell into a dendritic cell. These recombinant dendritic cells are antigen presenting cells and activate T-cells against "MHC class I-antigen targets," the abstract states.

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