Table 1

The expected fates of recruited SCs under intense intercellular communication as depending on the recruited SC kinetic parameters

Class

Transition to maturation

Characteristic parameters

Formal condition


a

Dominant

large DC life span

Ψ ≤ Φ -Θ


b

depends on recruited SC number

intermediate DC life span

Φ - Θ < Ψ ≤ Φ + 1


c

none

DC life span shorter than differentiation time

Ψ > Φ + 1


Agur et al. Biology Direct 2010 5:20   doi:10.1186/1745-6150-5-20

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