Invaders from the spleen: an unexpected origin of the leukocytes participating in ovulation.

A role for leukocytes in the ovary was suggested previously in 1953 (1), the same year as the debut of Invaders from Mars, the science fiction film in which space aliens take over the minds of earthlings. By the end of the 1950s, the Danish scientist Zachariae and coworkers had demonstrated that a specific subset of leukocytes, basophils, migrated from the… (More)