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Dendritic-cell genealogy

The differing origins of gut dendritic cells — white blood cells that modulate immune responses — may explain how the intestinal immune system manages to destroy harmful pathogens while tolerating beneficial bacteria.

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Figure 1: Intestinal dendritic cells have different origins and different functions1,2.


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Laffont, S., Powrie, F. Dendritic-cell genealogy. Nature 462, 732–733 (2009).

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