Dendritic cells: therapeutic potentials.

  title={Dendritic cells: therapeutic potentials.},
  author={Jacques Banchereau},
  journal={Transfusion science},
  volume={18 2},
Dendritic cells (DCs) are leukocytes that are specialized to capture antigens and initiate T-cell-mediated immune responses. After capture of antigens, DCs, then in an immature stage, leave their tissue of residence and migrate through the lymph/blood into secondary lymphoid organs where they differentiate into mature cells. Because DCs can prime animals in the absence of any other adjuvant, they have been termed 'nature's adjuvant'. Large numbers of DCs can now be generated from circulating… CONTINUE READING
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