Quantitative and qualitative immunohistochemistry of T cell subsets and MHC class II expression in the canine small intestine.

@article{Elwood1997QuantitativeAQ,
  title={Quantitative and qualitative immunohistochemistry of T cell subsets and MHC class II expression in the canine small intestine.},
  author={Clive M. Elwood and Anne S. Hamblin and Roger M Batt},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={1997},
  volume={58 3-4},
  pages={195-207}
}
In man and rodents, cells of the gastrointestinal immune system include B and T lymphocytes, granulocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells. Abnormalities in leucocyte numbers and function have been described in diseases of humans, such as coeliac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. The purpose of this study is to describe the normal distribution of T cells and MHC Class II expression in the small intestine of clinically normal dogs, to allow subsequent comparison with disease states. Full… CONTINUE READING