The Frequency and Surface Markers of Antigen-Laden Cells in Thoracic Duct Lymph

  • Eric B. Bell
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 149)


The important role of nonlymphoid cells in presenting antigen during an immune response was demonstrated by adoptive transfer-type of experiments during the 1960’s (1) and subsequently confirmed in vitro as culture systems were developed in the 1970’s (2). More recently interest in antigen-presenting cells was renewed when it became apparent that T cell stimulation depended in part on recognition of the same products of the immune response genes (Ia antigens) which were expressed on the surface of the macrophage-like cells that presented antigen.


Thoracic Duct Immune Response Gene Acute Injection Thoracic Duct Lymph Nonlymphoid Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric B. Bell
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  1. 1.Department of Experimental Pathology, Medical SchoolManchester UniversityEngland

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