alexa A close-up view of migrating Langerhans cells in the skin.
Immunology

Immunology

Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Author(s): Stoitzner P, Pfaller K, Stssel H, Romani N

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Langerhans cells of the epidermis and dermal dendritic cells screen the skin for invading antigens. They initiate primary immune responses after migrating from sites of antigen uptake to lymphoid organs. The skin is a feasible model to study the morphology and regulation of dendritic cell migration. We therefore used murine skin explant cultures for tracking the pathways of dendritic cell migration by electron microscopy. Several novel observations are reported. (i) In 48 h cultures of epidermal sheets numerous Langerhans cells migrated out between keratinocytes extending long and thin cytoplasmic processes ("veils"). (ii) Langerhans cells in transition from epidermis to dermis were observed by transmission electron microscopy. Where Langerhans cells penetrated the basement membrane, the lamina densa was focally absent. (iii) This was highlighted by scanning electron microscopy, which presented the basement membrane as a tightly packed and dense network of fibrils. (iv) Scanning electron microscopy of the dermis revealed dendritic cells extending their cytoplasmic processes and clinging to collagen fibrils. (v) Entry of dendritic cells into dermal lymphatics was observed by transmission electron microscopy. It occurred by transmigration through intercellular spaces of adjacent endothelial cells. Entry through wide gaps between endothelial cells also seemed to take place. (vi) Dendritic cells inside the afferent lymphatics frequently carried material such as melanosomes and apoptotic bodies. These observations visualize the cumbersome pathway that dendritic cells have to take when they generate immunity. This article was published in J Invest Dermatol and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

soci[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords