Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Exp Immunol. 1978 Apr;32(1):169-78.

Enzyme differentiation of lymphocyte subpopulations in sections of human lymph nodes, tonsils and periodontal disease.


Five enzymes have been studied to differentiate between T and B lymphocytes in sections of human lymph nodes, tonsils and chronic inflammatory periodontal disease. The presence of acid phosphatase, beta-glucuronidase N-acetyl-beta-glucosaminidase, non-specific esterase and fluoride-resistant esterase activity was determined histochemically. The results indicate that cells in the B area of both lymph nodes and tonsils are negative for enzyme activity, while those in the T area show a single intense granule of activity. These enzymes were unable to differentiate between T blasts, B blasts and plasma cells in the sections studied. The majority of the lymphoid cells in the lesions of chronic inflammatory periodontal disease are enzyme-negative and probably of B-cell origin.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk