Author(s): Maddox JF, Mackay CR, Brandon MR
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Abstract The development of T lymphocytes in ovine fetal lymph nodes was studied immunohistologically using a panel of monoclonal antibodies. T lymphocyte subsets appeared within the ovine fetal lymph node in a specific sequence. SBU-T1- and SBU-T8-positive lymphocytes were seen at Day 47 of gestation. LCA, sIg, MHC I, MHC II, SBU-T6 and 46.66 antigens were also seen within the lymph node at this time. The first SBU-T4-positive cells were seen within the fetal lymph node at Day 50 of gestation, along with the first 20.96-, 25.69- and 38.38-positive cells. SBU-T19 lymphocytes appeared later in gestation, being present in fetal lymph nodes from Day 69 of gestation. The appearance and distribution of T and B cells in the developing lymph nodes of the ovine fetus is described and compared with the ontogeny of lymphocytes in the fetal thymus and spleen.
This article was published in Immunology
and referenced in Journal of Genetic Syndromes & Gene Therapy