Chapter 25. Intercellular Communication via Protein Transfer

  1. PD. Dr. Manfred B. Lutz1,
  2. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Romani2 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Alexander Steinkasserer1
  1. Marca H. M. Wauben

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619696.ch25

Handbook of Dendritic Cells: Biology, Diseases, and Therapies

Handbook of Dendritic Cells: Biology, Diseases, and Therapies

How to Cite

Wauben, M. H. M. (2006) Intercellular Communication via Protein Transfer, in Handbook of Dendritic Cells: Biology, Diseases, and Therapies (eds M. B. Lutz, N. Romani and A. Steinkasserer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619696.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Dermatology, University Hospital of Erlangen, Hartmannstr. 14, 91052 Erlangen, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Dermatology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 FEB 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311095

Online ISBN: 9783527619696

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Keywords:

  • protein transfer;
  • exosomes;
  • immune system;
  • lymph nodes;
  • plasma membrane

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What are Exosomes, and Where do they Come From?

  • Which Cells are Targets for Exosomes, and how do Exosomes Interact with these Cells?

  • What is the Consequence of Exosome Binding or Uptake for the Target Cell?

  • What is the Physiological Role of Exosomes in the Immune System?

  • Cell -Cell Contact-dependent Transfer of Membrane Proteins

  • How are Membrane Proteins Transferred Between Immune Cells, and What is their Fate?

  • What is the Physiological Role of Membrane Protein Swapping in the Immune System?

  • Concluding Remarks