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Enumeration, Receptor Expression and Phagocytic Capabilities of Eosinophils of Human Colon Mucosa

  • I. Northwood
  • C. Beliveau
  • D. Gump
  • W. Beeken
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 216 A)

Abstract

Eosinophils are present in normal human intestinal mucosa, where their main functions are presumably participation in hypersensitivity reactions and defense against helminthic infestations. However, these numbers are increased in inflammatory bowel disease (1) and other conditions (2) not normally associated with allergic states or paresitosis, and their role in these disorders is unknown. Therefore, we enumerated these cells in mucosal suspensions, measured their Fc and C3b receptors and assayed their phagocytic activity.

Keywords

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Phagocytic Activity Blood Eosinophil Allergic State Colonic Neoplasm 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Northwood
    • 1
  • C. Beliveau
    • 1
  • D. Gump
    • 1
  • W. Beeken
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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