Expression of different classes of immunoglobulin in intraepithelial plasma cells of the Harderian gland of domestic ducks Anas platyrhynchos.

@article{Oliveira2006ExpressionOD,
  title={Expression of different classes of immunoglobulin in intraepithelial plasma cells of the Harderian gland of domestic ducks Anas platyrhynchos.},
  author={Cleida A Oliveira and Luiz Fl{\'a}vio Telles and Andr{\'e} Gustavo Fernandes Oliveira and Evanguedes Kalapothakis and Higgor Gonçalves-Dornelas and Germ{\'a}n Arturo Boh{\'o}rquez Mahecha},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={113 3-4},
  pages={257-66}
}
The Harderian gland of chickens contains numerous plasma cells and is considered as a peripheral lymphoid organ. Data about this gland in other avian species are scarce or inexistent. Considering that ducks show some unique characteristics regarding the immune system, which are important in evolutionary context, and that unusual location of plasma cells into the epithelium was recently described in primitive avian species, here we investigated the occurrence and characterized intraepithelial… CONTINUE READING

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