Researchers Identify Immune Cells That May Prevent Fungal Initiation of IBD

Researchers Identify Immune Cells That May Prevent Fungal Initiation of IBD
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York suggest an impaired immune regulation of gut fungi may cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, “CX3CR1+ mononuclear phagocytes control immunity to intestinal fungi,” appeared in the journal Science. Gut microbes, collectively called the microbiome, have important roles in food digestion and metabolism. These microorganisms also interact with the immune

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