follicular dendritic cell


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follicular dendritic cell

n.
Any of the cells present in aggregates of B cells that trap antigen-antibody complexes on their dendritic processes. Also called dendritic cell.
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Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma: A report of 14 cases and a review of the literature.
Res] appears to be amplified by follicular dendritic cells (6) and then enters the nervous system.
Follicular dendritic cell networks appear disrupted or "moth eaten," reflecting colonization by lymphoma.
Extranodal follicular dendritic cell tumor of the tonsil: Report of a diagnostic pitfall and literature review.
Microscopic examination identified a follicular dendritic cell tumor with plump spindle cells that formed meningiomalike whorls and large vascular spaces that were intermingled with small lymphocytes (figure).
Follicular dendritic cell tumor predominantly involves the cervical lymph nodes; however, it can also involve axillary, mediastinal, mesenteric, and retroperitoneal lymph nodes and extranodal sites such as tonsils, spleen, oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract, liver, soft tissue, skin, and breast.
Histomorphologically, follicular dendritic cell tumors are characterized by high mitotic activity and a spindle-shaped arrangement of cells of isolated necrotic foci.
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma can show diverse histologic patterns, the most common of which is fascicular or storiform proliferation of the spindle cells.
In the majority of duodenal tumors, CD21 and CD23 highlight a "hollow" pattern with follicular dendritic cells arranged around the periphery of the neoplastic follicles.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Neuropathologists solved the puzzle surrounding the origins of follicular dendritic cells - cells of lymphoid organs that play an important role in many autoimmune and infectious diseases.
These cells are called the follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) and this new data suggests that they are crucial for neuroinvasion.
9 percent of HIV--even in the tissues' follicular dendritic cells, which trap and store HIV.