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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Inflammatory pseudotumor-like follicular dendritic cell tumor: a distinctive low-grade malignant intra-abdominal neoplasm with consistent Epstein-Barr virus association.
Follicular dendritic cell sarcomas commonly occur in lymph nodes of cervical region but also in mediastinal and axillary lymph nodes [5, 7, 12].
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
Though no genomic analysis was available, the morphologic features, together with the immunophenotype, may be suggestive of a low-grade follicular dendritic cell sarcoma.
(b) Low-power image of a CD21 stain shows expanded follicular dendritic cell meshworks associated with the nodules.
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).
In old (23 months) mice, the normal functioning of follicular dendritic cells appears to be strongly impaired when compared with young mice (10); according to researchers, "Antigen transport was defective and only a small fraction of antigen transport sites developed." (10).
Although high-grade follicular dendritic cell sarcoma may not have any pattern, fascicular, storiform, sheetlike, whorled, or jigsaw patterns are common.
Kollias, "Immune and inflammatory responses in TNF alphadeficient mice: a critical requirement for TNF alpha in the formation of primary B cell follicles, follicular dendritic cell networks and germinal centers, and in the maturation of the humoral immune response," The Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) of the head and neck region, associated with Castleman\'s disease (CD), is an extremely rare entity.
We describe a case of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDCS) of the tonsil in a 59-year-old woman.
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma is a rare tumor that occurs mainly in lymph nodes.