Langerhans cells – dendritic cells of the epidermis
Authors: ROMANI, NIKOLAUS; HOLZMANN, SANDRA; TRIPP, CHRISTOPH H.; KOCH, FRANZ; STOITZNER, PATRIZIA
Source: Apmis, Volume 111, Numbers 7-8, July 2003 , pp. 725-740(16)
Abstract:Romani N, Holzmann S, Tripp CH, Koch F, Stoitzner P. Langerhans cells – dendritic cells of the epidermis. APMIS 2003;111:725–40.
Langerhans cells (LC) are dendritic cells of the epidermis. They are highly specialized leukocytes that serve immunogenic and tolerogenic purposes. Here, we review some aspects of LC biology, emphasizing those areas where LC are or may turn out to be special.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Publication date: July 1, 2003