Morphology and immunology of the human palatine tonsil

  title={Morphology and immunology of the human palatine tonsil},
  author={Heike Nave and Andreas Gebert and Reinhard Pabst},
  journal={Anatomy and Embryology},
At the surface of the respiratory and digestive organs the organism first comes into contact nasally and orally with various foreign agents and substances in the air and in food. The palatine tonsils are located at the centre of this strategic region. Immunological processes, both humoral and cellular, are initiated in the different specialised compartments of the palatine tonsils, such as the crypt epithelium, lymphoid follicles and extrafollicular region. Each compartment has a typical… CONTINUE READING