Intestinal epithelial cells control dendritic cell function.

Abstract

Dendritic cells (DCs) comprise a family of cells specializing in antigen capture and presentation to T cells. We have recently shown that DC play an active role in bacterial uptake across mucosal surfaces. Indeed, DC are able to open tight junctions and to sample antigens directly across epithelia, both in vitro and in vivo. Because DC express tight… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/01.mpg.0000313831.09089.36

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