Hepatoimmunology: a perspective.

  title={Hepatoimmunology: a perspective.},
  author={Ian R. Mackay},
  journal={Immunology and cell biology},
  volume={80 1},
Premises for the subspecialty of hepatoimmunology include the recognition that the liver is a lymphoid organ with unique immunological properties. These properties ensure efficient innate defence against intestinal microbes and toxins, confer a particular capacity for induction of tolerance, and provide for apoptotic disposal of redundant lymphocytes. Pathological responses within the liver are elicited when: (i) hepatotropic viruses (hepatitis virus B and C) escape immune elimination and… CONTINUE READING
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