T-lymphocyte and B-lymphocyte dichotomy in anuran amphibians: I. T-lymphocyte proportions, distribution and ontogeny, as measured by E-rosetting, nylon wool adherence, postmetamorphic thymectomy, and non-specific esterase staining.

@article{Klempau1983TlymphocyteAB,
  title={T-lymphocyte and B-lymphocyte dichotomy in anuran amphibians: I. T-lymphocyte proportions, distribution and ontogeny, as measured by E-rosetting, nylon wool adherence, postmetamorphic thymectomy, and non-specific esterase staining.},
  author={A E Klempau and Edwin Cooper},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={1983},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={99-110}
}
We used sheep erythrocyte (SRBC) E-rosetting, nylon wool fractionation thymectomy and nonspecific esterase staining to assess T-lymphocyte characteristics in Rana pipiens during various developmental stages. T-lymphocytes appear in the spleens of premetamorphic tadpoles. We found significant levels of lymphocytes classifiable as T-cells in the peripheral blood of adults, but fewer numbers of T-cells in the thymus, jugular bodies, spleen, pronephros, mesonephros, liver and bone marrow. In… CONTINUE READING