Intestinal goblet cell differentiation in Nippostrongylus-infected rats after transfer of fractionated thoracic duct lymphocytes.

Adoptive immunization of Nippostrongylus-infected rats augmented goblet cell differentiation in the intestinal epithelium. After fractionation of immune thoracic duct lymphocytes (TDL), cells lacking surface immunoglobulin (sIg-) were the most potent stimulators of goblet cell differentiation. Moreover, TDL drained from rats harbouring a primary infection… CONTINUE READING