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Current Immunology Reviews
ISSN (Print): 1573-3955
ISSN (Online): 1875-631X
VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1573395509666131128234133      Price:  $58









Another Brick in the Wall: Innate Lymphoid Cells of the Intestine

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Author(s): Frann Antignano and Colby Zaph
Pages 141-146 (6)
Abstract:
Since the recent identification of the expanding innate lymphoid cell (ILC) family, there has been an explosion of interest and research in the ontogeny, phenotype and function of these cells. In the intestine, ILCs are a significant component of the immune cell repertoire in the steady state and several recent studies have identified critical roles for ILCs in homeostasis and disease. In this review, ILC biology will be addressed in the context of intestinal homeostasis, inflammation and immunity to intestinal infections.
Keywords:
Helminth, infection, innate lymphocytes, intestine, protozoan.
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T1Z3, Canada.