Dendritic cells are named after their branched projections called dendrites. These cells are the sentinels of the immune system and are always testing their surroundings in case they see any danger.
Below is a links with more information on dendritic cells.
- Overview of Dendritic cells from Wikipedia
- Review on Immature, Semi-Mature, and Fully Mature Dendritic Cells by Frontiers of Immunology
- Protocol for Generation of Bone Marrow Derived Murine Dendritic Cells by Journal of Visualized Experiments