Cytokeratin-Positive Cells (CK+) as Potential Dendritic Cells

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 209)


The skin and the mucosa represent anatomical barriers against invaders from the atmosphere or from the fluid-rich environment as the first line of defence (Turvey and Broide 2010). The barriers deliver mechanical and chemical protection by cell–cell coherence, and by secretion of unspecific anti-pathogenic agents.


Granulosa Cell Cumulus Cell Antral Follicle Primordial Follicle Luteal Cell 
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  1. 1.Institute of AnatomyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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