Functionality of CD4+ and CD8+ T cells from tonsillar tissue.

Abstract

For many years, tonsillectomy has been used routinely in children to treat chronic or recurrent acute tonsillitis. Palatine tonsils are secondary lymphoid organs and the major barrier protecting the digestive and respiratory tracts from potential invasive microorganisms. They have been used as sources of lymphoid tissue; however, despite the hundreds of… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2249.2012.04573.x

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