Interdigitating cells. A Guiding Cell Line in T-Cell Reactivity

  • J. E. Veldman
  • F. J. Keuning
  • K. Lennert
  • J. B. v.d. Meer
  • Thea M. Feltkamp-Vroom
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 149)


In the final lecture of the 6th Conference on Lymphatic Tissues and Germinal Centers in Immune Reactions Sir Gustav Nossal (1) raised the question again: “Where are the T-cell-B-cell interactions going on? How does the architecture of the lymphoid system promote cellular interactions?” Interdigitating cells (IDC) and Langerhans cells (LC) may play such a key-role as an auxiliary cell throughout the T-cell territories of lymphoid tissues (2–4).


Tympanic Membrane Mycosis Fungoides Auxiliary Cell Peripheral Lymphoid Tissue Human Lymph Node 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Veldman
    • 1
  • F. J. Keuning
    • 2
  • K. Lennert
    • 3
  • J. B. v.d. Meer
    • 1
  • Thea M. Feltkamp-Vroom
    • 4
  1. 1.University HospitalUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of HistologyUniversity of GroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute of PathologyUniversity of KielW. Germany
  4. 4.Slotervaart HospitalAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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