T- and B-Cell Populations in Gut and Gut-Associated Lymphoid Organs: Arrangement, Migration, and Function

  • Maria de Sousa
  • Robert A. Good
Part of the Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Series book series (SKICS)


The need to clarify the interface between gastrointestinal malignancy and the arrangement of lymphoid cell populations in the gut is well illustrated by the frequent finding of GI tumors in immunodeficient patients (reviewed in Chapter 3). Ironically, however, most of the experimental studies on the definition of the lymphatic system in the gut have focused on small intestine, Peyer’s patches, and appendix (Parrott, 1976), whereas most of the tumours associated with immunodeficiency are located in the stomach (Chapter 3).


Mesenteric Lymph Node Blast Cell Thoracic Duct Athymic Nude Mouse Mouse Small Intestine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria de Sousa
    • 1
  • Robert A. Good
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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