Paneth cells: leukocyte-like mediators of innate immunity in the intestine.

@article{Keshav2006PanethCL,
  title={Paneth cells: leukocyte-like mediators of innate immunity in the intestine.},
  author={Satish Keshav},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={500-8}
}
Paneth cells are secretory intestinal epithelial cells located at the base of the crypts of Lieberkühn in the small intestine. They display prominent cytoplasmic granules, containing antibacterial proteins such as lysozyme, secretory phospholipase A2 type IIA, and alpha-defensins, which are released into the intestinal lumen in response to a range of… CONTINUE READING