Contributions of the intestinal microbiome in lung immunity.

@article{McAleer2018ContributionsOT,
  title={Contributions of the intestinal microbiome in lung immunity.},
  author={Jeremy P. McAleer and Jay K Kolls},
  journal={European journal of immunology},
  year={2018},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={
          39-49
        }
}
The intestine is a critical site of immune cell development that not only controls intestinal immunity but extra-intestinal immunity as well. Recent findings have highlighted important roles for gut microbiota in shaping lung inflammation. Here, we discuss interactions between the microbiota and immune system including T cells, protective effects of microbiota on lung infections, the role of diet in shaping the composition of gut microbiota and susceptibility to asthma, epidemiologic evidence… CONTINUE READING
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