Blood dendritic cells in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.


Myeloid and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (MDC, PDC) play a key role in the initiation of immune responses. We found a reduction of both DC subsets in 42 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) at diagnosis (P<0.0001 and 0.0001 vs. controls, respectively), likely related to the high secretion of CCL22 and CXCL12 (P=0.04 and 0.008 vs. controls… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.imbio.2007.11.009