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Circulating dendritic cell precursors in chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional study

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-305625
Paul, Katharina ; Kretzschmar, Daniel ; Yilmaz, Atilla ; Bärthlein, Barbara ; Titze, Stephanie ; Wolf, Gunter ; Busch, Martin
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells (DC) are professional antigen-presenting cells in the immune system. They patrol the blood as circulating dendritic cell precursors (DCP). Decreased blood DCP count has been shown to be related to atherosclerotic plaque burden. Since chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with chronic inflammation and increased cardiovascular risk, the aim of our study was to ...

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