Plasmacytoid dendritic cells
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a subset of dendritic cells. They resemble plasma cells when viewed under a microscope and are distinct from conventional dendritic cells in terms of their development and function. pDCs produce large amounts of interferons – proteins that are important for immunity to viruses.
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