Rat Thymic Dendritic Cells
The aim of this study was to compare rat thymic dendritic cells in situ (i. e. interdigitating cells, IDC) with isolated dendritic cells (1) using enzyme cytochemical, immunocytochemical and electron-microscopical methods. Moreover the phenotypical and morphological changes of these isolated dendritic cells were studied after culture. To get more information about the influence of size (volume) and/or micro-environment on antigen presentation, we also compared the capacity to present GT to primed T cells by freshly isolated dendritic cells from thymus, spleen and peritoneal cavity.
KeywordsDendritic Cell Phagocytic Activity Birbeck Granule Interdigitating Cell Cytocentrifuge Preparation
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