Are dendritic cells phagocytes?

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    • #16997
      playreader
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      I can’t seem to find the answer to this. My book doesn’t explicitly say that dendritic cells are phagocytes, but I find some sites and articles on the web that say they are.

      Eg. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17850487

      Any help is appreciated 🙂

    • #112880
      biohazard
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      Yes, dendritic cells are phagocytes.

    • #112881
      playreader
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      Thank you for your feedback! Do you have a source that I can review?

    • #112884
      biohazard
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      Well, hmmmh. Not sure what your textbook is, but the ones I checked quite explicitly labelled dendritic cells as "professional phagocytes" – meaning that phagocytosis is one of their primary duties. You could, for example, check Janeway’s Immunobiology, which is a highly regarded and widely available immunology textbook.

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      mavis
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