Antigen-presenting OKM5+ melanophages appear in human epidermis after ultraviolet radiation.

Ultraviolet radiation of murine skin in vivo or epidermal cells (EC) in vitro dramatically inhibits the antigen-presenting capacity of EC in vitro and results in the inhibition of immune responses to antigen challenge. In humans, UV exposure in vivo markedly inhibits alloantigen presentation by EC in the EC-lymphocyte reaction (ELR) when EC are harvested… CONTINUE READING