Accessory cells in normal human and rodent lymph nodes: morphology, phenotype, and functional implications.

@article{Wacker1990AccessoryCI,
  title={Accessory cells in normal human and rodent lymph nodes: morphology, phenotype, and functional implications.},
  author={Hans Heinrich Wacker and Heinz Joachim Radzun and Mohammad R. Parwaresch},
  journal={Current topics in pathology. Ergebnisse der Pathologie},
  year={1990},
  volume={84 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={193-218}
}
This chapter provides a brief review of the professional accessory cells present in normal human and rodent lymph nodes. When dealing with the function of accessory cells in the immune system it has to be borne in mind that in principle all cells may possess or acquire the capability of antigen presentation, which is the decisive initiating step in the specific host defense bound to the lymphoid cells. Professional accessory cells are arrayed at the afferent limb of the immune response. The… CONTINUE READING