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Dendritic cells and multiple sclerosis

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=12938633&dopt=Abstract

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2003;Spec No 2:39-46

Dendritic cells play a key role in initiation and regulation of adaptive immunity against pathogens and tumors, as well as in autoimmune disease.

In this article we review recent data regarding distribution of dendritic cells in the central nervous system, their role in responses and possible role in pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.

We also consider possibilities to use dendritic cells as immunotherapeutic targets in multiple sclerosis.