Antigen-presenting cells in the hypertrophic pharyngeal tonsils: a histochemical, immunuhistochemical and ultrastructural study


Ozbilgin M., Polat S. , Mete U. Ö. , Tap O. , Kaya M.

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, cilt.14, ss.320-328, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIONAL ALLERGOLOGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.320-328

Özet

The antigen presenting cells (APCs) with special interest to dendritic cells (DC), were investigated in 28 hypertrophic and 10 control pharyngeal tonsils of children by histochemistry, immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy. In this study, we are trying to clarify the function and classification of APC in pharyngeal tonsils using morphologic criteria, Human Leukocyte Antigen Monoclonal Antibody (HLA-DR MoAb), which is specific for APCs, and acid phosphatase (APh) reacting with both phagosomes and lysosomes.