Toll-like receptor expression in the human nasopharyngeal tonsil (adenoid) and palantine tonsils: a preliminary report.

@article{Lesmeister2006TolllikeRE,
  title={Toll-like receptor expression in the human nasopharyngeal tonsil (adenoid) and palantine tonsils: a preliminary report.},
  author={Margaret J Lesmeister and Marcella Bothwell and Michael L Misfeldt},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2006},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={987-92}
}
OBJECTIVE The Waldeyer's ring, comprised of the nasopharyngeal tonsil (adenoid), the paired tubal tonsils, the paired palantine tonsils, and the lingual tonsil, is arranged in a circular orientation around the wall of the throat. This orientation allows direct contact between the tissues of the Waldeyer's ring and inhaled or ingested material, which may contain potential antigenic substances. Previous studies involving the tissues of the Waldeyer's ring have been focused on the adaptive immune… CONTINUE READING
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