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Antigen-Presenting Cells MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Antigen-Presenting Cells
Tree Number(s)
A11.066
A15.382.066
Unique ID
D000938
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000938
Scope Note
A heterogeneous group of immunocompetent cells that mediate the cellular immune response by processing and presenting antigens to the T-cells. Traditional antigen-presenting cells include MACROPHAGES; DENDRITIC CELLS; LANGERHANS CELLS; and B-LYMPHOCYTES. FOLLICULAR DENDRITIC CELLS are not traditional antigen-presenting cells, but because they hold antigen on their cell surface in the form of IMMUNE COMPLEXES for B-cell recognition they are considered so by some authors.
Entry Term(s)
Accessory Cell, Immunologic
Accessory Cells, Immunologic
Antigen-Presenting Cell
Cell, Immunologic Accessory
Cells, Immunologic Accessory
Immunologic Accessory Cell
Immunologic Accessory Cells
NLM Classification #
QW 568
Previous Indexing
Antigenic Determinants (1970-1984)
Antigens, Immune Response (1981-1984)
Lymphocyte Transformation (1969-1984)
T Lymphocytes (1973-1984)
See Also
Antigen Presentation
Histocompatibility Antigens Class II
Lymphocyte Activation
Public MeSH Note
85
History Note
85
Date Established
1985/01/01
Date of Entry
1984/05/30
Revision Date
2020/05/27
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