Liver: The liver as a firewall—clearance of commensal bacteria that have escaped from the gut

@article{Wood2014LiverTL,
  title={Liver: The liver as a firewall—clearance of commensal bacteria that have escaped from the gut},
  author={Natalie J. Wood},
  journal={Nature Reviews Gastroenterology \&Hepatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={11},
  pages={391-391}
}
  • Natalie J. Wood
  • Published 17 June 2014
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology
Liver: The liver as a firewall—clearance of commensal bacteria that have escaped from the gut 

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The Liver May Act as a Firewall Mediating Mutualism Between the Host and Its Gut Commensal Microbiota

TLDR
It is shown that the liver forms a second vascular barrier for eliminating commensal bacteria that have escaped from the gut, which may act as a functional vascular firewall that clears commensals that have penetrated either intestinal or systemic vascular circuits.