Human blood contains two subsets of dendritic cells, one immunologically mature and the other immature.


Two subsets of dendritic cells, differing in T-cell stimulatory function, have been purified directly from human blood. Both subsets are positive for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II expression and negative for lineage-specific antigens (e.g. CD3, CD14, CD16, CD19 negative), but are separated by exploiting differences in expression of the… (More)