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)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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.

Keywords: Langerhans cells; dendritic cells; epidermis

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0463.2003.11107805.x

Affiliations: Department of Dermatology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Publication date: July 1, 2003

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