publication . Article . 2012

organizer and regulatory role of colonic isolated lymphoid follicles in inflammation

M. Constantinovits; F. Sipos; B. Molnár; Zs Tulassay; Györgyi Műzes;
  • Published: 15 Sep 2012 Journal: Acta Physiologica Hungarica, volume 99, pages 344-352 (issn: 0231-424X, eissn: 1588-2683, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akademiai Kiado Zrt.
Gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is supposed to play an integral role in the organization of colonic repair mechanisms. Majority of the GALT is composed of isolated and aggregated lymphoid follicles distributed throughout the intestines. These lymphoid follicles, including Peyer’s patches of the small, and isolated lymphoid follicles (ILFs) of both the small and large intestines, are composed of a specialised follicle associated epithelium overlying a subepithelial dome containing numerous dendritic cells, macrophages, T and B cells. Within inflammatory conditions the number, the diameter and the density of ILFs are increasing. Follicles are involved not ju...
free text keywords: Physiology (medical), General Medicine, Crypt, Myofibroblast, Inflammation, medicine.symptom, medicine, Pathology, medicine.medical_specialty, Bone marrow, medicine.anatomical_structure, Follicular dendritic cells, Epithelium, Immune system, Lymphatic system, Biology
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