Close relationships between the cells of the immune system and the epithelial cells in the rat small intestine

@article{Hashimoto1988CloseRB,
  title={Close relationships between the cells of the immune system and the epithelial cells in the rat small intestine},
  author={Yoshie Hashimoto and Terumasa Komuro},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Research},
  year={1988},
  volume={254},
  pages={41-47}
}
A possible contribution of the intestinal epithelium to the immune defence system was studied by electron microscopy in the rat small intestine. The cells of the immune system (CIS) such as lymphocytes, eosinophils and macrophages penetrate the basal lamina into the epithelium and make close relationships with the absorptive cells. At the points of close apposition, the two cell membranes run parallel at a regular distance of about 20 nm. On the other hand, about 5% of the intestinal absorptive… CONTINUE READING

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