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- Rubio, Ignacio, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of Immunological Methods 2015 v.427 pp. 66-72
- T-lymphocytes; adaptive immunity; adults; density gradient centrifugation; grinding; humans; immune response; phenotype; risk; tonsils; viability
- ... Increasing clinical evidence indicates that removal of the palatine tonsils enhances the risk for adults to suffer from severe illnesses. Together with recent experimental findings pointing to the presence of immunologically competent immune cells these findings illustrate that adult palatine tonsils likely play an appreciable role in the host immune response. T-cells are abundant in the palatine ...