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T Cell Stimulatory vs. Polarizing Capacity of Human Primary Blood Dendritic Cell Subsets

Oct 11, 2016 10:08:38 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in cancer immunotherapy, Dendritic Cells, Human primary blood cells, Peripheral blood cells, Helper T Cells


Dendritic cells are an important component of the immune system. These cells are responsible for priming T cells for attack on antigens (disease causing agents). They are antigen-presenting cells; that is, they process and prepare the antigens for recognition and action by T cells. Results of studies using primary blood dendritic cells show that they have promise in cancer immunotherapy.

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