Chapter 2. Antigen Entry Routes – Where Foreign Invaders Meet Antigen Presenting Cells

  1. PD Dr. Harald Kropshofer2 and
  2. Dr. Anne B. Vogt3
  1. Percy A. Knolle

Published Online: 10 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607021.ch2

Antigen Presenting Cells: From Mechanisms to Drug Development

Antigen Presenting Cells: From Mechanisms to Drug Development

How to Cite

Knolle, P. A. (2005) Antigen Entry Routes – Where Foreign Invaders Meet Antigen Presenting Cells, in Antigen Presenting Cells: From Mechanisms to Drug Development (eds H. Kropshofer and A. B. Vogt), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607021.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Roche Centre for Medical Genomics, Building 86/805, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Grenzacherstr. 124, 4070 Basel, Switzerland

  2. 3

    Roche Centre for Medical Genomics, Building 86/804, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Grenzacherstr. 124, 4070 Basel, Switzerland

Author Information

  1. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105 Bonn, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 25 AUG 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311088

Online ISBN: 9783527607020

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Keywords:

  • antigen presenting cells;
  • molecular mechanisms;
  • antigen processing;
  • antigen entry routes;
  • gastrointestinal tract;
  • skin;
  • systemic dissemination of antigens;
  • infectious microorganisms;
  • presenting cells in the liver

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Antigen Entry via the Gastrointestinal Tract

    • Peyer's Patches

    • Mesenteric Lymph Node

    • Dendritic Cells of the Lamina Propria

    • Pathogens Target Intestinal Antigen Presenting Cells

  • Antigen Entry via the Skin

  • Systemic Dissemination of Antigens/Infectious Microorganisms

  • Antigen Presenting Cells in the Liver

    • Dendritic Cells

    • Kupffer Cells

    • Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells

  • Conclusion