What are the antigen- presenting cells of the immune system?

3 months ago

The antigen-presenting cells of the immune system, also known as APC cells, are cells that do phagocytosis and digestion of foreign (to the body) microorganisms and later expose antigens derived from these microorganisms in the outer side of their plasma membrane. These processed antigens are then recognized by lymphocytes that activate the immune response. Several types of cells, like the macrophages, can act as antigen-presenting cells. 

Dipti KC
May 26, 2023
More related questions