Intestinal and pulmonary mucosal T cells: local heroes fight to maintain the status quo.

@article{Lefranois2006IntestinalAP,
  title={Intestinal and pulmonary mucosal T cells: local heroes fight to maintain the status quo.},
  author={Leo Lefrançois and Lynn Puddington},
  journal={Annual review of immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={24},
  pages={681-704}
}
Mucosal immunity in the lung and intestine is controlled by complex multifaceted systems. While mucosal T cells are essential for protection against invading pathogens owing to their proximity to the outside world, powerful systems must also be in place to harness ongoing inflammatory processes. In each site, distinct anatomical structures play key roles in mounting and executing both protective and deleterious mucosal T cell responses. Although analogies can be drawn regarding the immune… CONTINUE READING

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