Phenotype and function of GM-CSF independent dendritic cells generated by long-term propagation of rat bone marrow cells.


GM-CSF is believed to be an essential factor for growth and differentiation of myeloid dendritic cells (DC). Employing a low-density fraction of rat bone marrow cells, we attempted to generate DC with human Flt-3/Flk-2 and IL-6. In this culture system, typical DC gradually appeared without exogenous GM-CSF supplement. Phenotypes and functions of the DC were… (More)


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