Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) have been associated with several names and functions over time, reflecting the limited availability of specific markers and their ability to produce large amounts of type I interferons, present antigens, as well as prime disparate T-cell helper responses. Yet, there is increasing evidence that pDCs are a distinct cell type in the innate immune system. This review highlights aspects in which pDCs are unique in comparison to other antigen-presenting cells in regulating innate and adaptive immune responses.
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Aug 25 2005|
- Interferon-producing cell
- Plasmacytoid dendritic cell
- Toll-like receptor