Balancing life and death

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Dendritic cells induce and control immunity in the lymphoid organs. Signals derived from the innate and acquired immune systems seem to control dendritic cell lifespan and function by distinct molecular mechanisms.

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Figure 1: Migration, maturation and survival of DCs in vivo.

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Moser, M. Balancing life and death. Nat Immunol 5, 559–560 (2004) doi:10.1038/ni0604-559

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