Intraepithelial lymphocytes: exploring the Third Way in immunology


Locally resident intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are primarily T cells with potent cytolytic and immunoregulatory capacities, which they use to sustain epithelial integrity. Here, we consider that most IEL compartments comprise a variable mixture of two cell types: T cells primed to conventional antigen in the systemic compartment and T cells with ill… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ni1101-997


5 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@article{Hayday2001IntraepithelialLE, title={Intraepithelial lymphocytes: exploring the Third Way in immunology}, author={Adrian C. Hayday and Efstathios Theodoridis and Elizabeth A. Ramsburg and John Shires}, journal={Nature Immunology}, year={2001}, volume={2}, pages={997-1003} }