Figure 8.18. The properties of the various antigen-presenting cells.

Figure 8.18The properties of the various antigen-presenting cells

Dendritic cells, macrophages, and B cells are the main cell types involved in the initial presentation of foreign antigens to naive T cells. These cells vary in their means of antigen uptake, MHC class II expression, co-stimulator expression, the type of antigen they present effectively, their locations in the body, and their surface adhesion molecules (not shown).

From: The production of armed effector T cells

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Immunobiology: The Immune System in Health and Disease. 5th edition.
Janeway CA Jr, Travers P, Walport M, et al.
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