Immunomodulation of epithelium

  • M. H. Perdue

Abstract

Over recent years many studies have provided evidence that the immune system is a key regulatory system of intestinal function. Immunophysiology has been coined as a term to describe the control of physiology by immune cells and their chemical mediators. The interaction of immune cells with the gut epithelium plays an important role in host defense, acting to eliminate pathogens, antigens and other noxious material from the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract.

Keywords

Mast Cell Inflammatory Bowel Disease Celiac Disease Mast Cell Activation Peripheral Blood Mononuclear 
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