Immunity. 2011 Aug 26;35(2):153-155
Intracellular Pathogens and CD8(+) Dendritic Cells: Dangerous Liaisons
SourceDepartment of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA.
CD8(+) dendritic cells comprise a distinct cell type whose function is unclear. In this issue of Immunity, Mashayekhi et al. (2011) show these cells are essential for protection against the parasite Toxoplasma, but Edelson et al. (2011) show they are hijacked by Listeria during initial spreading.
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