CD Markers

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 6 January 2016, last major update August 2013

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: CD207
Cite this page: CD207. website. Accessed October 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Aka langerin (Langerhans cell specific c-type lectin)
  • Functions as endocytic receptor
  • Localized to Birbeck granules
  • Mannose binding to this protein may cause antigen internalization into Birbeck granules and access to a nonclassical antigen-processing pathway
Positive staining - normal
  • Langerhans cells (immature dendritic cells of epidermis and mucosa)