Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 2, Number 2

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CYTOLOGICAL STUDIES ON LYMPH NODE IN EQUINE INFECTIOUS ANEMIA : I. CHARACTERS OF THE "L-CELL" AND ITS RELATIONS TO VISCERAL LESIONS

OHSHIMA, Kan-ichi

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/1656
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.2.2.73

Abstract

Cytological studies were made on the "L-cell" which appeared on the section especially of the lymph node in equine infectious anemia that the cell is a sort of the lymphoid cells. As a result, the "L-cell" is identified with the lymphogonia reported by AMANO et al. in 1951. It is considered that the "L-cell" is originated from the lymphoreticular tissue, and it is assumed that it will prove to be a sort of lymphocyte. About the relation between the visceral lesion and the cell, one of the most important feature is the neoplastic increase of the "L-cell" in the lymphoreticular tissue reaction after some sort of irritations (e.g. the virus of equine infectious anemia or its production) with the possibility of having some purposes ; and it is considered that those increased "L-cells" are carried away through the circulating system into whole body. Yet, regarding the "L-cell" many problems remain for future consideration.

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