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Dendritic Cells and Allergy

Abstract

Two distinct and highly sophisticated defense mechanisms have been developed in vertebrates for survival in hostile environments. One of them is the innate immune system, which is aimed to react rapidly (from within minutes to a few hours) and in a simple way to attack pathogens or dangerous elements in the body. Cells of the innate immune systems are capable of directly killing the target cells, or they may produce different types of cytokines and immune modulators to handle the pathogens.

Keywords

Dendritic Cell Atopic Dermatitis Allergic Disease Allergic Patient Allergic Condition 
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© Morikazu Onji and Sk. Md. Fazle Akbar 2008

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