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Dendritic Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Dendritic Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.066.270
A11.436.270
A15.382.066.270
A15.382.670.260
Unique ID
D003713
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003713
Annotation
do not confuse with DENDRITES; DENDRITIC CELLS, FOLLICULAR is also available
Scope Note
Specialized cells of the hematopoietic system that have branch-like extensions. They are found throughout the lymphatic system, and in non-lymphoid tissues such as SKIN and the epithelia of the intestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts. They trap and process ANTIGENS, and present them to T-CELLS, thereby stimulating CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY. They are different from the non-hematopoietic FOLLICULAR DENDRITIC CELLS, which have a similar morphology and immune system function, but with respect to humoral immunity (ANTIBODY PRODUCTION).
Entry Term(s)
Dendritic Cells, Interdigitating
Dendritic Cells, Interstitial
Dendritic Cells, Plasmacytoid
Interdigitating Cells
Interdigitating Dendritic Cells
Interstitial Dendritic Cells
Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells
Veiled Cells
NLM Classification #
QW 568
Previous Indexing
Antigen-Presenting Cells (1985-1986)
Epidermis (1978-1986)
Langerhans Cells (1969-1986)
Lymph Nodes (1975-1986)
Skin (1966-1986)
Public MeSH Note
87
History Note
87
Date Established
1987/01/01
Date of Entry
1986/06/19
Revision Date
2018/06/30
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