Characterization of cytokine producing T cells, TCR expression, and IgA plasma cells in salivary gland-associated tissues.

In this study, SMG, PGLN, and CLN from murine SGAT were employed in order to understand immunological characteristics of mononuclear cells that reside in these tissues for IgA responses. Based on our results, SMG harbor characteristics of IgA effector tissues. Further, PGLN has immunological features of both IgA effector tissue and systemic LN. On the other… (More)