follicular dendritic cells


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follicular dendritic cells

cells found in germinal centers of the lymphoid follicules of the spleen and lymph nodes; contain Fc receptors able to trap antigen bound to antibodies.
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However, D-FL shows a different pattern of CD21 (Figure 8) and CD23 expression of the follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) in the germinal center compared with NFL and compared with FL found at other extranodal sites, including those of the colon and stomach.
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) is a very rare neoplasm arising from follicular dendritic cells [5].
Follicular dendritic cells (FDC), also known as dendritic reticulum cells are the cells of immune system which function in antigen presentation and germinal center regulation.1,2 Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS), first reported by Monda et al in 1986, is an uncommon intermediate grade sarcoma derived from FDC.4,5
Swanson et al., "Sepsis induces apoptosis and profound depletion of splenic interdigitating and follicular dendritic cells," The Journal of Immunology, vol.
In the composite form with Castleman disease, the neoplasm probably arises from regressive germinal centers, which contains little else than atypical follicular dendritic cells. In follicular lymphoma, the tumor follicles may include also various amounts of follicular dendritic cells.
Dendritic cells are heterogeneous group of cells to which we include: Langerhans cells (skin, cervix, vagina, stomach and esophagus), dermal dendrocytes, follicular dendritic cells (FDS) and interdigital dendritic cells (IDS).
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.
Follicular dendritic cells are nonlymphoid, nonphagocytic accessory cells of the lymphoid system.
Once in the lymphoid tissue Pr[P.sub.Res] appears to be amplified by follicular dendritic cells (6) and then enters the nervous system.
In the May 9 Science, the scientists report that the treatment's triple whammy had eliminated 99.9 percent of HIV--even in the tissues' follicular dendritic cells, which trap and store HIV.
Findings of the pathology in our case at the time of progressive disease after four lines of therapy (see Figure 3 for treatment schema) had features of both NLPHL and THRLBCL, with diffuse infiltrates but retained focal nodularity, rare follicular dendritic cells, and absent T cell rosettes.