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The lamina propria and the epithelium are separated by only a thin layer of basement membrane. Despite this, they are separate compartments with separate cell profiles.

Effector cells are found in
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. The
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is comprised of predominantly CD8 Lymphocytes. The
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is more heterogeneous, as it is comprised of CD4 T Cells, CD8 T cells, plasma cells, macrophages, dendritic cells, and even eosinophils and mast cells.
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