The Cecal Appendix: One More Immune Component With a Function Disturbed By Post‐Industrial Culture

@article{Laurin2011TheCA,
  title={The Cecal Appendix: One More Immune Component With a Function Disturbed By Post‐Industrial Culture},
  author={M. Laurin and M. Everett and W. Parker},
  journal={The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={294}
}
  • M. Laurin, M. Everett, W. Parker
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
  • This review assesses the current state of knowledge regarding the cecal appendix, its apparent function, and its evolution. The association of the cecal appendix with substantial amounts of immune tissue has long been taken as an indicator that the appendix may have some immune function. Recently, an improved understanding of the interactions between the normal gut flora and the immune system has led to the identification of the appendix as an apparent safe‐house for normal gut bacteria… CONTINUE READING
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