Regulation of immune responses of the intestinal mucosa.

  title={Regulation of immune responses of the intestinal mucosa.},
  author={Maria T Abreu-Martin and Stephan Raoul Targan},
  journal={Critical reviews in immunology},
  volume={16 3},
The largest lymphoid organ in the body, the intestine, is also the most intriguing and complex. At its root, the gastrointestinal immune system must permit the absorption of nutrients while protecting against invasion of pathogens. In the process, it must sort through vast antigenic challenges and orchestrate an immune response appropriate to the occasion. Whereas the general outline of mucosal immunity has been defined with respect to the phenotype of the immune cells that compose the mucosal… CONTINUE READING


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