Bursa-independent origin of Fc IgG receptor-bearing lymphocytes in chickens

J. S. Nowak, L. D. Bacon, N. R. Rose

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On the basis of performed studies the following observations indicate that there is a bursa-independent origin of lymphocytes with Fc IgG receptors: the first appearance of Fc positive cells is in fetal liver and bone marrow; a relative low percentage of Fc receptor cells, as compared to B cells, occurs in the bursa during the embryonic and post-hatching period; a far lower percentage of Fc positive cells than B cells is found in the spleen; a normal level of Fc positive cells occurs in bursectomized birds; (and, a majority of these cells do not possess thymic or bursa antigen or surface immunoglobulin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-282
Number of pages4
JournalArchivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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