Conjunctival-associated lymphoid tissue: evidence for a role in the secretory immune system.

@article{Franklin1984ConjunctivalassociatedLT,
  title={Conjunctival-associated lymphoid tissue: evidence for a role in the secretory immune system.},
  author={R M Franklin and L E Remus},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1984},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={181-7}
}
  • R M Franklin, L E Remus
  • Published 1984 in Investigative ophthalmology & visual science
A specialized lymphoid tissue in rabbit conjunctiva was studied by various histologic and immunologic techniques and compared with similar structures along other mucosal surfaces. The flattened conjunctival lymphoepithelium overlying the lymphoid follicles was devoid of goblet cells. This lack of goblet cells is characteristic of epithelium overlying similar lymphoid collections in gut and bronchus. The lymphoid follicles demonstrated neither intra- nor extracellular immunoglobulin, and the… CONTINUE READING