Effects of chronic ethanol feeding on murine dendritic cell numbers, turnover rate, and dendropoiesis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Chronic alcoholics have increased susceptibility to and severity of infection, which are likely to be a result of impaired immune defense mechanisms. The contribution of dendritic cells (DC) to these immune defense changes is not well understood. Alterations in DC numbers, dendropoiesis, and lifespan have not been specifically studied in vivo in… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2008.00699.x

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