The blessings and curses of intestinal inflammation.

  title={The blessings and curses of intestinal inflammation.},
  author={Sebastian E Winter and A. Marijke Keestra and Ren{\'e}e M Tsolis and Andreas J B{\"a}umler},
  journal={Cell host & microbe},
  volume={8 1},
The intestinal immune system has to strike a delicate balance between initiating inflammatory responses against invading bacterial pathogens and avoiding their induction against microbiota colonizing the lumen. Adequate inflammatory responses against bacterial invasion result in the lumenal secretion of antimicrobial peptides, as well as the release of cytokines in tissue that recruit and activate phagocytes. However, pathogens have evolved to utilize these environmental changes in the inflamed… CONTINUE READING
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