Dendritic cells in vivo: a key target for a new vaccine science

Immunity. 2008 Sep 19;29(3):319-24. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2008.08.001.


Dendritic cells (DCs) are the antigen presenting cells that initiate and regulate immunity. By studying these cells in vivo, we will be able to move beyond standard approaches and design vaccines that directly harness the elaborate properties of DCs to control immunity.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigen Presentation / immunology*
  • Cytokines / immunology*
  • Dendritic Cells / immunology*
  • Dendritic Cells / physiology
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Mucosal
  • Vaccines / immunology*


  • Cytokines
  • Vaccines