Phenotypical and Functional Characterization of Dendritic Cells in the Human Peritoneal Cavity

  • Michiel G. H. Betjes
  • Cees W. Tuk
  • Robert H. J. Beelen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 329)

Abstract

Little is know about antigen presenting cells in the human peritoneal cavity. Mottolese et al. 1 studied the antigen presenting capacity of human peritoneal macrophages (the adherent cell fraction) and concluded that these cells could stimulate allogeneic and syngeneic T cells at a level similar to peripheral blood mononuclear cells. However it can not be excluded that contaminating dendritic cells (DC) biased these results.

Keywords

Arthritis Bacillus Glutamine Streptomycin Integrin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michiel G. H. Betjes
    • 1
  • Cees W. Tuk
    • 1
  • Robert H. J. Beelen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell BiologyVrije UniversteitBT, AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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