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Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ecoclimber, May 13, 2013.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    This is a short, neat animation in Nature on the important role that the gut mucosa plays with regards to immunological functions! This would be interesting for patients where it is easier for them to understand concepts visually than from reading about them.
    The gut mucosa is the largest and most dynamic immunological environment of the body. It's often the first point of pathogen exposure and many microbes use it as a beachhead into the rest of the body. The gut immune system therefore needs to be ready to respond to pathogens but at the same time it is constantly exposed to innocuous environmental antigens, food particles and commensal microflora which need to be tolerated. Misdirected immune responses to harmless antigens are the underlying cause of food allergies and debilitating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. This animation introduces the key cells and molecular players involved in gut immunohomeostasis and disease.

    Enjoy
    Eco

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    Simon

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    Thanks, this is an awsome video.

    Everything you've ever wanted to know about the baffling world of the immune system in the gut and how it goes wrong, but were afraid to ask. In 7 minutes.

    It clearly explains some complex ideas (everything about the immune system seems to be complex) and does so with some stunningly beautiful graphics.

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