Are T cells from healthy heart really only passengers? Characterization of cardiac tissue T cells.

@article{Holzinger1996AreTC,
  title={Are T cells from healthy heart really only passengers? Characterization of cardiac tissue T cells.},
  author={Christoph Holzinger and Andreas Zuckermann and C Reinwald and Martin Imhof and A Sch{\"o}llhammer and Gero Kramer and Ernst Wolner and George Steiner},
  journal={Immunology letters},
  year={1996},
  volume={53 2-3},
  pages={63-7}
}
Numerous studies have dealt with occurrence of dendritic cells in various nonlymphoid organs such as kidney, liver or heart, whereas lymphocyte patterns in these organs have not been analyzed in detail. In the present study, leukocytes were quantified as cells/mm2 in the perivascular, interstitial and parenchymal tissue sections of normal heart. We measured an overall mean leukocyte count in normal heart tissue of 17.0 +/- 2.7 CD45+ leukocytes/mm2, 9.1 +/- 1.8 thereof being CD4+ T-helper cells… CONTINUE READING