This monocyte turned into a dendritic cell (DC) and doesn’t even know how it happened!
Many researchers isolate monocytes and then derive them into DCs to do studies on these cells. It is a common method followed by people studying DCs that need to generate some cells for their experiments.
In case you are interested in generating monocyte-derived dendritic cells (Mo-DCs) from human cells, below are some protocols you can follow.
- Isolation and Generation of Human Dendritic Cells by Current Immunology Protocols
- Protocol by Lonza
- Protocol by STECMCELL Technologies