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Dendritic Cells

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  • Dendritic Cells
    • Innate immune cell
    • Phagocyte
      • Patrols outer surfaces of the body (skin, GI tract, etc.) to identify and eat possible pathogens 
      • Foreign pathogens are put into phagosomes, which fuse with lysosomes to break down the pathogen
    • Presents antigens
      • Bridge between innate and adaptive immune response
      • Phagocytosed and processed antigens may be presented on cell surface for recognition by T-cells