The origin of Langerhans cells.

  title={The origin of Langerhans cells.},
  author={K. Shimoji T. Kurokawa T. Tamaki and Georg Stingl and Stephen I. Katz},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  volume={74 5},
Langerhans cells constitute a morphologically well-characterized subpopulation (3--8%) of mammalian epidermal cells and, in contrast to the bulk of epidermal cells, bear Fc-IgG and C3 receptors, express immune response associated (Ia) antigens, and function as antigen presenting cells and allogeneic stimulatory cells to primed T lymphocytes. The purpose of… CONTINUE READING