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Title: Surface morphology of immunocompetent cells isolated from spleen of Bufo himalayanus (Gunther)
Authors: Bhattacharjee, Koutilya
Das, Sanjib Kr
Keywords: B cells
Bufo himalayanus
Nylon wool column
Scanning electron microscopy
T cells
Issue Date: Mar-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Immunocompetent cells were isolated from spleen of B. himalayanus and studied surface morphology of the three different cell types - (i) plastic adherent; (ii) nylon wool adherent; and (iii) nylon wool non-adherent cells. As revealed by scanning electron microscopy, they resembled the macrophages, B and T cells, respectively. Presence of such cell types indicated that Bufo himalayanus possessed a well-organized immune system. Further work is needed to characterize the functional efficacy of these immunocompetent cells found in B. himalayanus.
Page(s): 191-195
ISSN: 0019-5189
Source:IJEB Vol.46(03) [March 2008]

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