Ultrastructural recognition of dendritic cells in the intimal lesions of aortas of chickens affected with Marek's disease.

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to determine whether dendritic cells contributed to the intimal abnormalities seen in the aortas of chickens infected with Marek's disease. Semithin sections were used to select aortic segments in which the intima was thickened by lymphocytic infiltrates. Ultrathin sections were then examined. Intermingled with lymphocytes within the intimal thickenings were cells with an appearance typical of dendritic cells including long processes and a unique tubulovesicular system. In these cellular processes the tubulovesicular system was hypertrophied with the tubular cisterns characteristically forming concentric cyclical layers. Our observations show that dendritic cells are present in the aortic lesions of Marek's disease and are presumably involved in related immune mechanisms.

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@article{Bobryshev1999UltrastructuralRO, title={Ultrastructural recognition of dendritic cells in the intimal lesions of aortas of chickens affected with Marek's disease.}, author={Yuri V Bobryshev and H V Konovalov and Reginald S. A. Lord}, journal={Journal of submicroscopic cytology and pathology}, year={1999}, volume={31 2}, pages={179-85} }