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New Dendritic Cell Subtypes Discovered Using Single-Cell RNA-seq

May 25, 2017 2:14:00 PM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in bioresearch, dendritic cell subtypes, Dendritic Cells, New Dendritic Cell Subtypes


Dendritic cells are mononuclear cells that are an invaluable part of the immune response. These are antigen presenting cells that process invading pathogens (disease-causing material) and present them to T cells for further response. Different dendritic cell subtypes have been and continue to be identified with varying functions. Nonetheless, the total number of dendritic cell subtypes and the interrelationships between them are unknown.

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