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Dendritic Cells as Danger-Recognizing Biosensors
AbstractDendritic cells (DCs) are antigen presenting cells that are characterized by a potent capacity to initiate immune responses. DCs comprise several subsets with distinct phenotypes. After sensing any danger(s) to the host via their innate immune receptors such as Toll-like receptors, DCs become mature and subsequently present antigens to CD4+ T cells. Since DCs possess the intrinsic capacity to polarize CD4+ helper cells, it is critical to understand the immunological roles of DCs for clinical applications. Here, we review the different DC subsets, their danger-sensing receptors and immunological functions. Furthermore, the cytokine reporter mouse model for studying DC activation is introduced.
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Gi, M.; Im, W.; Hong, S. Dendritic Cells as Danger-Recognizing Biosensors. Sensors 2009, 9, 6730-6751.View more citation formats
Gi M, Im W, Hong S. Dendritic Cells as Danger-Recognizing Biosensors. Sensors. 2009; 9(9):6730-6751.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gi, Mia; Im, Wooseok; Hong, Seokmann. 2009. "Dendritic Cells as Danger-Recognizing Biosensors." Sensors 9, no. 9: 6730-6751.