dendritic dendritic  /dɛnd ˈrɪ tɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) (neuroscience) of or relating to or resembling a dendrite

Usage(s):

  1. The vaccines they used were made of dendritic cells harvested from the patients themselves and mixed with a protein found on colon and lung tumors.
  2. Black now wants to turbocharge TGF-beta gene therapy with dendritic cells, white blood cells that identify foreign proteins for destruction.
  3. The acquired immune system's counterstrategy: so-called antigen-presenting cells, including dendritic cells that latch onto invading bugs and strip them of their chemical camouflage.

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  1. "The sugar structure is able to inhibit HIV from binding to DC-SIGN on dendritic cells in vitro," Wong said. "But to become a vaccine, as tested in mice, the sugar structure has to be attached to a carrier as the sugar structure alone is too...
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Chi-Huey Wong Source: Biology News Net (press release)

  2. "This study demonstrates that Id protein produced by insect cell lines possesses an enhanced ability to interact with dendritic cells compared to the same protein produced in mammalian cells, which in turn stimulates an enhanced immune...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Daniel Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  3. "We will specifically target antigen-presenting cells such as the dendritic cells that are uniquely responsible for initiating immune responses," said Ira Mellman, chair and Sterling Professor of Cell Biology. "Targeting antigens to dendritic...
    on Oct 17, 2006 By: Ira Mellman Source: PhysOrg.com

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