professional antigen presenting cell

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A cell capable of processing and presenting lipid and protein antigens to T cells in order to initiate an immune response. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0781735149 GOC:add ]

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Note change of name; nearly all somatic cells can present antigens to T cells via MHC Class I complexes leading to effector responses, but professional antigen presenting cells constitutively express MHC Class II as well as costimulatory molecules, and thus can initiate immune responses via T cells.

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A cell capable of processing and presenting lipid and protein antigens to T cells in order to initiate an immune response.