antigen-presenting cell


antigen-presenting cell
APC. A cell that shows an antigen on its surface to other cells of the immune system. This is an important part of an immune response. Also called APC.

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  • antigen-presenting cell — n any of various cells (as a macrophage or a B cell) that take up and process an antigen into a form that when displayed at the cell surface in combination with a molecule of the major histocompatibility complex is recognized by and serves to… …   Medical dictionary

  • Antigen-presenting cell — An antigen presenting cell (APC) or accessory cell is a cell that displays foreign antigen complexed with MHC on its surface. T cells may recognize this complex using their T cell receptor (TCR). Types APCs fall into two categories: professional… …   Wikipedia

  • Antigen-presenting cell — Cellule présentatrice d antigène Pour les articles homonymes, voir CPA et APC. Les cellules présentatrices d antigène ou CPA (Antigen presenting cell ou APC en anglais) sont des cellules qui présentent des parties d éléments intrus. Elles peuvent …   Wikipédia en Français

  • antigen-presenting cell — ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : any of various cells (as a macrophage or a B cell) that take up and process an antigen into a form that when displayed at the cell surface in combination with a molecule of the major histocompatibility… …   Useful english dictionary

  • antigen presenting cell — A cell that carries on its surface antigen bound to MCH Class I or Class II molecules, and presents the antigen in this context to T cells. Includes macrophages, endothelium, dendritic cells and Langerhans cells of the skin. See also MHC… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • antigen-presenting cell — noun Date: 1981 any of various cells (as a macrophage or a B cell) that take up an antigen and process it into a form recognized by and serving to activate a specific helper T cell …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antigen-presenting cell — see APC …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Antigen-presenting cell vaccine — An antigen presenting cell vaccine is a vaccine made of antigens and antigen presenting cells (APCs). Also called APC vaccine. External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=44915 Antigen presenting cell vaccine] entry in… …   Wikipedia

  • antigen-presenting cell vaccine — A vaccine made of antigens and antigen presenting cells (APCs). Also called APC vaccine …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Клетка Антиген-Представляющая (Antigen-Presenting Cell, Арс) — макрофаг, который воздействует на антиген с его последующей доставкой Т лимфоцитам. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины


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