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Medics, immunologists, ANYONE: where do the white blood cells in saliva come from? watch

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    I know that upto 75% of cells in a buccal swap are white blood cells but what type of blood cells are they and how do they end up in saliva? I know there's a lymph node in the cheeks and the large salivary glands contain lots of B cells. Is this relevent or do they come from somewhere else in the body? How do they actually end up in your mouth? Please this has been bugging me since my A2 exam in June - I NEED TO KNOW
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    Leukocytes found in whole saliva originate from blood and migrate predominantly through the gingival crevices. You might want to read the following:

    Origin and function of the cellular components in gingival crevice fluid
    AJ Delima, TE Van Dyke - Periodontology 2000, 2003

    I didnt read into the paper though as i dont have access to it.
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    (Original post by hknobody)
    Leukocytes found in whole saliva originate from blood and migrate predominantly through the gingival crevices. You might want to read the following:

    Origin and function of the cellular components in gingival crevice fluid
    AJ Delima, TE Van Dyke - Periodontology 2000, 2003

    I didnt read into the paper though as i dont have access to it.
    You absolute SAINT thank you!!!!!!
 
 
 
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