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Record number 449076
Title Dendritic cells and their role in tumor immunosurveillance
Author(s) Strioga, M.M.; Schijns, V.E.J.C.; Powell, D.J.; Pasukoniene, V.; Dobrovolskiene, N.T.; Michalek, J.
Source Innate Immunity 19 (2013)1. - ISSN 1753-4259 - p. 98 - 111.
Department(s) Cell Biology and Immunology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) regulatory t-cells - epidermal langerhans cells - ovarian-cancer progression - antigen-presenting cells - in-vivo - peripheral tolerance - adaptive immunity - functional-analysis - colorectal-cancer - apoptotic cells
Abstract Dendritic cells (DCs) comprise a heterogeneous population of cells that play a key role in initiating, directing and regulating adaptive immune responses, including those critically involved in tumor immunosurveillance. As a riposte to the central role of DCs in the generation of antitumor immune responses, tumors have developed various mechanisms which impair the immunostimulatory functions of DCs or even instruct them to actively contribute to tumor growth and progression. In the first part of this review we discuss general aspects of DC biology, including their origin, subtypes, immature and mature states, and functional plasticity which ensures a delicate balance between active immune response and immune tolerance. In the second part of the review we discuss the complex interactions between DCs and the tumor microenvironment, and point out the challenges faced by DCs during the recognition of tumor Ags. We also discuss the role of DCs in tumor angiogenesis and vasculogenesis.
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