cartoon of monocyte-dericed dendritic cell

Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cell

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.