Immunol Cell Biol 2009 Jul 17;87(5):419-27. Epub 2009 Feb 17.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA.
Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most potent antigen-presenting cells, but the ontogeny and functions of lung DCs are not known during prenatal period. Here, we isolated lung DC population from fetal (125-175 days of gestation age) and adult baboons. The cells were stained with fluorochrome-conjugated-HLA-DP, DQ, DR, CD1a, CD11c, CD14, CD40, CD80, CD86, CD209, CMKLR1, ILT7-specific antibodies, and staining was analyzed by flow cytometry. Read More