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R&D Systems offers a wide selection of tools to study dendritic cells including dendritic cell markers, as well as proteins, and ELISAs designed to study the molecules expressed by dendritic cells, and those molecules involved in their activities.
Dendritic cells are best known for their role as professional antigen-presenting cells. Upon exposure and uptake of pathogens, maturing cells travel to secondary lymphoid organs where they become potent T cell activators. The upregulation of cytokines, chemokines, co-stimulatory molecules, and adhesion molecules by the active dendritic cell is a critical part of the adaptive immune response.