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dendritic

[den′drid·ik]
(science and technology)
Having a branching, treelike structure or pattern.
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In a Chilean study of 50 patients, those with stage III cancer treated with dendritic cell therapy survived an average of 4 years.
Part of the innate immune system that is the body's first line defense against infection, dendritic cells sense the presence of pathogens in the blood or other tissues, ingest infecting organisms and then display fragments of the invaders on their surface, which alerts and activates both killer and helper T cells (CD4 and CD8 cells), essentially teaching them to target the specific pathogen.
Genetically-modified dendritic cell cancer vaccines are superior tool for targeting recalcitrant cancers like brain cancer therapy.
First, that these mutations restore maturation of dendritic cells very effectively, and second, that a mutation in even one of these genetic domains makes the virus unable to suppress maturation.
To avoid infection of the white blood cells by the virus, scientists treated dendritic cells with heat- inactivated HIV and then delivered these cells back into the patients as a therapeutic vaccine.
A two-step staining method marked the CD1a positive dendritic cells and the CD83 positive dendritic cells, showing the infiltration by these cells of the pathological samples through a immunohistochemistry technique known as envision.
Dendritic growth in dissociated cultures of primary hippocampal neurons and in hippocampal slice cultures is similarly enhanced by PCB-95 but not by PCB-66 (2,3,4',4-tetrachlorobiphenyl), a congener with negligible effects on RyR activity.
Another source attributes the first dendritic slip to William Adams of the Greengates Factory, Tunstall, England, 1745-1805.
Dendritic cells are the master controllers of immune processes in the human body, critical for both creating and curtailing immunity.
Follicular dendritic cell tumor is morphologically characterized by a neoplastic proliferation of spindle to ovoid cells having histologic and immunohistochemical (IHC) features characteristic of follicular dendritic cells.
Unfortunately, tumors recruit and harbor T-regs to placate would-be attackers, so a major goal of cancer-vaccine research has been to stimulate dendritic cells and weaken T-regs.