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Antigen-Presenting Cells

"Antigen-Presenting Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A heterogeneous group of immunocompetent cells that mediate the cellular immune response by processing and presenting antigens to the T-cells. Traditional antigen-presenting cells include MACROPHAGES; DENDRITIC CELLS; LANGERHANS CELLS; and B-LYMPHOCYTES. FOLLICULAR DENDRITIC CELLS are not traditional antigen-presenting cells, but because they hold antigen on their cell surface in the form of IMMUNE COMPLEXES for B-cell recognition they are considered so by some authors.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Antigen-Presenting Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Antigen-Presenting Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 489 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 26 publications in 2007 and 2009
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