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The pick of the nibbled bits

How does the immune system avoid potentially damaging responses against the body's own molecules? The answer lies partly in the ability of dendritic cells to sample their surroundings selectively.

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Figure 1: Independence for phagosomes.

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Swanson, J. The pick of the nibbled bits. Nature 440, 750–751 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/440750a

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