Table of ContentsDefinition / General | Micro Images | Positive Stains | Electron Microscopy Description | Electron Microscopy Images | Additional References
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Definition / General
- Bone marrow derived dendritic cells that present antigens to T cells
- Scattered in upper squamous layer and in the dermis, but difficult to see on H&E
- S100, CD1a; also IgG Fc receptor, C3
Electron Microscopy Description
- Have characteristic Birbeck granules (rod shaped structure with zipper-like striations, often with bulbous end)