Kicking off adaptive immunity: the discovery of dendritic cells.

The Journal of experimental medicine

PubMedID: 16886239

Katsnelson A. Kicking off adaptive immunity: the discovery of dendritic cells. J Exp Med. 2006;203(7):1622.
In 1973, Ralph Steinman and Zanvil Cohn discovered an unusual looking population of cells with an unprecedented ability to activate naive T cells. Dubbed "dendritic cells," these cells are now known as the primary instigators of adaptive immunity.