Dendritic cell

immune cell warriors such as dendritic cell, T cell, B cell, neutrophil and eosinophil

Immune Warriors

Our immune cells are our own little personal warriors that keep us safe from the “bad guys” which are usually disease causing microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. To learn about these cells with a card game a group at the Institute of Immunity and Transplantation at University College of London together with designer …

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transfected dendritic cell (DC) with GFP green flourescent protein

Transfection

This video shows how dendritic cells growing in culture are transfected with a plasmid containing a gene for the Green fluorescent protein (GFP). Transfection is the process of deliberately introducing nucleic acids into eukaryotic cells. Various methods can be used to transfect. Electroporation, shown in this video, is a technique by which an externally applied …

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Dendritic Cell Cartoon Immunology antigen presentation

Dendritic Cells

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. Dendritic cells present antigens to T cells. They use a molecule called histocompatibility complex (MHC) to display little bits and pieces of the antigens …

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