veiled cell


veiled cell
A cell type found in afferent lymph and defined (rather unsatisfactorily) on the basis of its morphology. Probably an accessory cell (a dendritic cell) migrating from the periphery (where it is referred to as a Langerhans cell if in the skin) to the draining lymph node. In the lymph node known as an interdigitating cell and found in the T-dependent areas of spleen or lymph nodes, involved in antigen presentation (Class II MHC positive). Has high levels of surface Ia antigens.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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