Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Opin Immunol. 1993 Jun;5(3):423-7.

Homing of naive, memory and effector lymphocytes.

Author information

1
Basel Institute for Immunology, Switzerland.

Abstract

Lymphocyte subsets home in a particular manner depending on their class, state of activation and 'allegiance' to certain tissues. Naive lymphocytes home preferentially through lymphoid tissues, whereas effector and memory cells home preferentially through non-lymphoid tissues and exist as phenotypically distinct subsets with preferential localization to gut, skin or other tissues. These migration pathways, which correlate with different functional properties of lymphocyte subsets, increase the efficiency of the immune system.

PMID:
8347302
DOI:
10.1016/0952-7915(93)90063-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center