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Document type:
Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review 
Author(s):
Schraml, Barbara U; Reis E Sousa, Caetano 
Title:
Defining dendritic cells. 
Abstract:
Dendritic cells (DCs) are versatile controllers of the immune system, best known for their potent ability to initiate adaptive immunity. Traditionally, DCs have been defined on the basis of cell morphology, expression of specific markers and select functional attributes such as the ability to migrate to T cell areas of secondary lymphoid organs and activate T lymphocytes. However, such properties are not qualitative and often change in conditions of inflammation or infection. Phenotypic-based an...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Curr Opin Immunol 
Year:
2015 
Journal volume:
32 
Pages contribution:
13-20 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0952-7915 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Immunologie und Hygiene