Dendritic cells: the immune information management experts

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Dendritic cells sense and respond to multiple signals that are then conveyed to lymphocytes to direct appropriate immune responses. This flow of information is bidirectional, as antigen-experienced T cells also influence dendritic cell function.

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Figure 1: Assimilation and transmission of various types of information by DCs.

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Mosmann, T., Livingstone, A. Dendritic cells: the immune information management experts. Nat Immunol 5, 564–566 (2004) doi:10.1038/ni0604-564

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