Epidermal Langerhans cells are critical for immunoregulation of cutaneous leishmaniasis

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  • In leishmaniasis, macrophages are known to play a central role as modulators of the specific immune activity. In this article, Heidrun Moll presents evidence for the critical involvement of another component of the skin immune system, the epidermal Langerhans cell. She proposes that Langerhans cells take up parasites in the skin and transport them to the draining lymph node for presentation to T cells and initiation of the specific immune response.

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Author: Heidrun Moll
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Medizinische Fakultät / Institut für Molekulare Infektionsbiologie
Year of Completion:1993
Source:In: Immunology Today (1993) 14, H. 8, S. 383 - 387.
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
GND Keyword:Biologie; Immunologie
Release Date:2011/12/08
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht