The Commensal Microbiota Drives Immune Homeostasis

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Arrieta, Marie-Claire ; Finlay, Barton Brett (2012)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
  • Journal: Frontiers in Immunology, volume 3 (issn: 1664-3224, eissn: 1664-3224)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00033, pmc: PMC3341987
  • Subject: intestinal microbiota | Mini Review | immune homeostasis | Immunology
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | bacteria | chemical and pharmacologic phenomena | animal diseases

For millions of years, microbes have coexisted with eukaryotic cells at the mucosal surfaces of vertebrates in a complex, yet usually harmonious symbiosis. An ever-expanding number of reports describe how eliminating or shifting the intestinal microbiota has profound ef... View more
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