Epithelial-dendritic cell interactions in allergic disorders.

  title={Epithelial-dendritic cell interactions in allergic disorders.},
  author={Deborah H. Strickland and John W Upham and Patrick G. Holt},
  journal={Current opinion in immunology},
  volume={22 6},
Airway epithelial cells act through multiple mechanisms to function as an important component of the pulmonary defence strategy that is crucial to the maintenance of immune homeostasis. Dendritic cells are uniquely potent inducers of immune responses and it is increasingly clear that epithelium has the capacity to modulate the functional activity of dendritic cells, and vice versa, through production of a diverse array of mediators. Bidirectional interactions between epithelial cells and… CONTINUE READING