Published in Blood Weekly, May 27th, 2004
"The study of dendritic cells (DC) has been hampered by the difficulty of isolating rare cells for analysis of their phenotype and function. Interpretation of the DC lineage has been largely influenced by studies on cell populations which can be readily isolated and amplified in the presence of cytokines.
"Long term cultures (LTC) from murine spleen have been shown to support continuous in vitro hematopoiesis of DC dependent on interaction with a stromal cell monolayer," wrote investigators in Australia.
"LTC-DC represent a single, stable class of DC...
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