Distribution of immunoglobulin(Ig)-containing cells was investigated in calves inoculated orally with live organisms of both Bacteroides succinogenes and Selenomonas ruminantium. Pathological changes and many Ig-containing cells were observed in calves which inoculated three times at 2, 3 and 26 days of age. Follicular germinal center was increased in number and size of the lymph nodes associated with the forestomach, suggesting activation of lymph apparatus. In the associated lymph nodes, IgG-containing cells were predominant and were located in both cortex and medulla, mainly in the medullary cord, B lymphocyte areas. Only a few IgA- and IgM-containing cells were observed in the lymph nodes. Accordingly, the inoculated bacteria may stimulate IgG-containing B lymphocyte populations. A few IgG-containing cells were detected in the mucosa of the forestomach. Ig-containing cells, predominantly IgG, were observed in the mucosa of the abomasum and intestine, and in the mesenteric lymph nodes. However, number of the cells in the mesenteric lymph nodes was smaller than that of the forestomach associated lymph nodes. The results suggest that the intraorally inoculated bacteria may stimulate the maturation of IgG positive lymphocytes in the lymph nodes associated with the forestomach.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nippon juigaku zasshi. The Japanese journal of veterinary science|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Aug|
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