Effects of interactions between intestinal microbiota and intestinal macrophages on health.

@article{Nakata2013EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of interactions between intestinal microbiota and intestinal macrophages on health.},
  author={Kazue Nakata and Mai Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Inagawa and Gen-ichiro Soma},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={2849-53}
}
Macrophages reside in every tissue of the body and play an important role in maintaining homeostasis. The intestinal mucosa is the largest immune organ and harbors macrophages in abundance. Dysfunction of intestinal macrophages is characteristic of patients with certain inflammatory bowel diseases. Although intestinal macrophages exhibit hyporesponsiveness to foreign substances, including various bacterial products, their physiological functions are unknown, but may be related to the… CONTINUE READING