A ticket to the gut for thymic T cells

Falk, W.
July 2006
Gut;Jul2006, Vol. 55 Issue 7, p910
Academic Journal
The intestinal epithelium is colonised by, among other cells, normal T helper and cytotoxic T cells which obtain their antigen experience in the gut associated lymphatics after migration from the thymus. New evidence suggests a CD8 positive T cell that directly migrates to the intestinal epithelium increasing the role of the thymus in shaping intestinal immunity.


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