Literature associating CD209 and leprosy
Dendritic cell-specific ICAM-3-grabbing non-integrin 1; Pathogen-recognition receptor expressed on the surface of immature dendritic cells (DCs) and involved in initiation of primary immune response. Thought to mediate the endocytosis of pathogens which are subsequently degraded in lysosomal compartments. The receptor returns to the cell membrane surface and the pathogen-derived antigens are presented to resting T-cells via MHC class II proteins to initiate the adaptive immune response; C-type lectin domain containing
Synonyms: CD209, CD209p, hCD209, B4E2A8, CD209-001 ...