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Title: The diffusely-infiltrated lymphoid tissue of the bursa of fabricius of Sturnus unicolor. Histological organization and functional significance
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Keywords: Ultrastructure
Spotless starling
Abstract: In the present study we confirm and extend previous reports about the existence of a T-dependent area in the bursa of Fabricius of some birds, analyzing ultrastructurally the cell content of the so-called diffusely-infiltrated lymphoid tissue of the bursa of the spotless starling, Sturnus unicolor. I t consists of lymphocytes, plasma cells, macrophages (MW) and interdigitating cells (IDCs) in a supporting reticular stroma which, apart from blood capillaries, contains postcapillary high-endothelial venules (HEVs). The presence of both IDCs and HEVs confirms the T-celldependent nature of this area, as previously claimed for other avian species, and emphasizes other functions. apart from its role in B-cell maturation, for the bursa of Fabricius specially in adult birds.
Primary author: Fonfría Díaz, José
Moreno, J.
Gomez del Moral, M.
Alonso, L.M.
Zapata, A.G.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 6
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol. 9, nº 2 (1994)

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