Dendritic cells are involved in the immune response, they are antigen presenting cells that are similar in appearance to neuronal dendrites. They are found in organs throughout the body but are called Langerhans cells in the skin. The dendritic cells recognise and capture the antigen before moving to a secondary site (Lymphoid tissues) where they present the antigen to the lymphocytes. The lymphocytes are activated by antigen binding.
- ↑ Silverthorn, D. (2012) Human Physiology:An integrated approach, 5th Edition, New Delhi: PHI Learning Private Limited. p.788-790