C-type lectin receptors on dendritic cells and Langerhans cells

Carl G Figdor, Yvette van Kooyk, Gosse J Adema

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Abstract

Dendritic cells and Langerhans cells are specialized for the recognition of pathogens and have a pivotal role in the control of immunity. As guardians of the immune system, they are present in essentially every organ and tissue, where they operate at the interface of innate and acquired immunity. Recently, several C-type lectin and lectin-like receptors have been characterized that are expressed abundantly on the surface of these professional antigen-presenting cells. It is now becoming clear that lectin receptors not only serve as antigen receptors but also regulate the migration of dendritic cells and their interaction with lymphocytes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Immunology
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002

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Figdor, Carl G ; van Kooyk, Yvette ; Adema, Gosse J. / C-type lectin receptors on dendritic cells and Langerhans cells. In: Nature Reviews Immunology. 2002 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 77-84.
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C-type lectin receptors on dendritic cells and Langerhans cells. / Figdor, Carl G; van Kooyk, Yvette; Adema, Gosse J.

In: Nature Reviews Immunology, Vol. 2, No. 2, 02.2002, p. 77-84.

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