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Intestinal bacteria are implicated increasingly as a pivotal factor in the development of Crohn's disease, but the specific components of the complex polymicrobial enteric environment driving the(More)
In this study we investigated the ability of different Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (M. paratuberculosis) strains to survive in bovine monocyte-derived macrophages (MDMs) of cows(More)
Protective/suppressive major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II alleles have been identified in humans and mice where they exert a disease-protective and immunosuppressive effect. Various(More)
The intestinal epithelium contains a distinct group of lymphocytes (iIEL). The majority of iIEL are T cells characterized by a phenotype different from PBL. This phenotypic peculiarity has led to the(More)