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Descriptor English: Antigen-Presenting Cells
Descriptor Spanish: Células Presentadoras de Antígenos
Descriptor Portuguese: Células Apresentadoras de Antígenos
Descriptor French: Cellules présentatrices d'antigène
Entry term(s): Accessory Cell, Immunologic
Accessory Cells, Immunologic
Antigen Presenting Cell
Antigen Presenting Cells
Antigen-Presenting Cell
Cell, Antigen-Presenting
Cell, Immunologic Accessory
Cells, Antigen-Presenting
Cells, Immunologic Accessory
Immunologic Accessory Cell
Immunologic Accessory Cells
Tree number(s): A11.066
A15.382.066
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000938
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Antigenic Determinants (1970-1984)
Antigens, Immune Response (1981-1984)
Lymphocyte Transformation (1969-1984)
T Lymphocytes (1973-1984)
Public MeSH Note: 85
History Note: 85
Related: Antigen Presentation MeSH
Histocompatibility Antigens Class II MeSH
Lymphocyte Activation MeSH
DeCS ID: 946
Unique ID: D000938
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Date Established: 1985/01/01
Date of Entry: 1984/05/30
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Antigen-Presenting Cells - Preferred
Concept UI M0001402
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Antigen-Presenting Cells
Entry term(s) Accessory Cell, Immunologic
Accessory Cells, Immunologic
Antigen Presenting Cell
Antigen Presenting Cells
Antigen-Presenting Cell
Cell, Antigen-Presenting
Cell, Immunologic Accessory
Cells, Antigen-Presenting
Cells, Immunologic Accessory
Immunologic Accessory Cell
Immunologic Accessory Cells



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