Intestinal intraepithelial NK and NKT cell ontogeny in Lewis rats.

Natural killer T (NKT) cells have been described in the liver and spleen of adult rats, but their presence and function in other tissues and in early life remains uncertain. This study was designed to determine the proportion of NK cells and NKT cells among small intestine intraepithelial (IE) lymphocytes in suckling rats and adult animals by flow cytometry… CONTINUE READING