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Birbeck granules are found:

a) In Paneth cells
b) In Langerhans cells
c) In epithelioreticular cells
d) In dendritic cells
e) Options b and d are correct
f) None of the above


it is the langerhan cells.though actually,histiocytic cells are involved which are closely linked to these. :?:
they have cytoplasmic inclusions(birbeck granules),resemble have tennis racket appearence.
all this form part of histiocytosis X.




They are also found in eosinophilic granuloma


its E. Langerhans cells are antigen presetnign cells in immune responses to allergy antigens


Yes, the answer is E. Birbeck granules are found both in Langerhans and dendritic cells. Langerhans cells are considered immature counterparts of the mature dendritic cells. Being both extremely active antigen presenting cells, they participate in the immune response, allergic or not.


And what is the function of those granules?

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