The microbiota, the immune system and the allograft.

@article{Alegre2014TheMT,
  title={The microbiota, the immune system and the allograft.},
  author={Maria-Luisa Alegre and Roslyn B Mannon and Peter J. Mannon},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={1236-48}
}
The microbiota represents the complex collections of microbial communities that colonize a host. In health, the microbiota is essential for metabolism, protection against pathogens and maturation of the immune system. In return, the immune system determines the composition of the microbiota. Altered microbial composition (dysbiosis) has been correlated with a number of diseases in humans. The tight reciprocal immune/microbial interactions complicate determining whether dysbiosis is a cause and… CONTINUE READING
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