Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 15th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Immunology, "Dendritic cells produce cytokines that regulate the class of the adaptive immune response."
"Microbial recognition is mediated, at least in part, by pattern recognition receptors such as Toll-like receptors, which influence dendritic cell maturation. In humans, it is not yet clear how intact pathogens modulate the developing immune response.
"To address the effects of intact pathogens on the maturation and effector functions of human dendritic cells, we...
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