Ontogeny of J chain expression in pig lymphocytes

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  • The ontogeny of lymphocytes expressing J chain in the cytoplasm (J+) was studied in pig foetuses by the immunofluorescent technique. Peripheral blood lymphocytes were the first J+ cells in prenatal life. The spleen and lymph nodes contained J+ cells in the last days of gestation. J+ cells were found in the lamina propria of the gut and some glands of conventional but not of germ-free piglets. J chain was not detected on or in cell membranes at any developmental stage. © 1985.
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  • Immunology Letters  Journal
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    Author List

  • Trebichavský I; Zikán J; Mestecky J; Mandel L
  • Start Page

  • 287
  • End Page

  • 291
  • Volume

  • 10
  • Issue

  • 5