Professional antigen presenting cells

Last updated on: 01.12.2023

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Antigen-presenting cells can be divided into two categories:

  • professional antigen-presenting cells
  • and
  • non-professional antigen-presenting cells

Those that express MHC class II molecules together with co-stimulatory molecules and pattern recognition receptors (PPR) are often referred to as professional antigen-presenting cells. The non-professional APCs express MHC class I molecules. "Professional" in this context means that antigen presentation is an essential function of these cells.

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  1. Schuijs MJ et al (2019) Professional and 'Amateur' Antigen-Presenting Cells In Type 2 Immunity. Trends Immunol 40:22-34.
  2. Shanmugam G et al. (2022) Clinical relevance and therapeutic aspects of professional antigen-presenting cells in lung cancer. Med Oncol 39:237.

Last updated on: 01.12.2023