Bone marrow backup needed to tackle respiratory infections

Artistic rendering of the surface of a human dendritic cell illustrating sheet-like processes that fold back onto the membrane surface. Credit: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found how the immune system triggers an ’emergency’ dendritic cell response during infection, with dendritic cells at the site of infection being reinforced by new cells which travel from the bone marrow.

Dendritic cells have an important role in the immune system, detecting infectious bacteria, fungi or viruses that have entered the body…

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