Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Microscopic (histologic) images | Positive stains | Electron microscopy description | Electron microscopy images | Additional references
Cite this page: Hamodat M. Langerhans cells. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/skinnontumorlangerhans.html. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
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)