Another brick in the wall: Innate lymphoid cells of the intestine

Frann Antignano, Colby Zaph

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Immunology Reviews
Volume9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Helminth
  • Infection
  • Innate lymphocytes
  • Intestine
  • Protozoan

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