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Cell-mediated immunity in pigeon breeders' lung: the effect of removal from antigen exposure.

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Eighteen precipitin-positive pigeon breeders, thirteen symptomatic (SPB), with extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA), and five asymptomatic (APB), without lung disease, underwent bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Cytospins were prepared on which differential cell counts were performed. Immunocytological methods, using monoclonal antibodies, were performed to identify lymphocyte and macrophage subsets. Marked abnormalities in cell populations were observed in both groups but with no suggestion of di...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Journal:
The European respiratory journal
Volume:
2
Issue:
5
Pages:
445-450
Publication date:
1989-05-05
EISSN:
1399-3003
ISSN:
0903-1936
URN:
uuid:e9d38d5c-9147-4225-89aa-682e8555f283
Source identifiers:
438397
Local pid:
pubs:438397

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