Peyer's Patches Epithelium in the Rat

  title={Peyer's Patches Epithelium in the Rat},
  author={P. Onori and A. Franchitto and R. Sferra and A. Vetuschi and E. Gaudio},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
The epithelial layer covering lymphoid follicles of Peyer's patches consists of cells with a different surface morphology. Some of these cells have been described as a distinct cytotype, the so-called M cells. In order to resolve the controversy on the specific morphological and biochemical markers of M cells, structural, ultrastructural, and morphometrical study of the epithelium covering the rat Peyer's patches were performed. Peyer's patches from healthy rats were processed for light… Expand

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