The Lymphoid Tissues

  • Ian J. Forbes
  • Anthony S-Y. Leong

Abstract

The cells of the lymphoid tissues primarily involved in the generation of specific immune responses are the lymphocytes. As well as the lymphocytes, cells of the monocyte-macrophage series, which are collectively called accessory cells (ACs) are essential for generation of both cellular and humoral (antibody) responses. They play a large part in regulating immune responses, by presenting antigen to T and B cells, by degrading antigen and by release of mediators.

Keywords

Albumin Lymphoma Sarcoma Polypeptide Interferon 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian J. Forbes
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anthony S-Y. Leong
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.The Queen Elizabeth HospitalWoodvilleAustralia
  3. 3.Institute of Medical and Veterinary ScienceAdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.Department of PathologyUniversity of AdelaideAustralia

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