microfold cell

microfold cell

An intestinal mucosal cell that overlies Peyer’s patches and has microfolds instead of microvilli, which allows lymphocytes to approach the intestinal lumen without violating its integrity.
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In localised areas covering the lymphoid tissues, another type, the microfold cell (M Cell) is also present in small numbers.
Generally, some bioactive polysaccharides were considered to modulate systemic immunity through microfold cells in the follicle-associated epithelium of the Peyer's patch (Volman et al.
2012) The Ets transcription factor Spi-B is essential for the differentiation of intestinal microfold cells.