An in vitro assay to screen for the sensitizing potential of xenobiotics.


We are developing a new, animal-free assay for determination of the sensitizing potential of a substance. The design of this assay is based on current immunological knowledge of the pathogenesis of allergic contact dermatitis. It integrates human dendritic cells and keratinocytes, which are both known to be critically involved in vivo. The read-out system… (More)


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