How CX3CR1+ Macrophages Regulate Gut Homeostasis
Received Date: Apr 06, 2017 / Accepted Date: Jun 20, 2017 / Published Date: Jun 25, 2017
Colonic mucosa is a very peculiar immunological site daily exposed to a huge amount of harmless antigens. It is important for the immune system to be able to recognize this innocuous antigens from pathogens. Among all the immune cells, CX3CR1+ macrophages exploit this critical role. In this commentary on our recent publication on Immunobiology we want to highlight the crucial and unique role of these macrophages in order to maintain homeostasis and avoid the rise of aberrant inflammation and tissue damage.
Keywords: CX3CR1; Macrophages; Colonic mucosa; Colitis; Homeostasis
Citation: Marelli G, Allavena P (2017) How CX3CR1+ Macrophages Regulate Gut Homeostasis. J Mucosal Immunol Res 1:102.
Copyright: ©2017 Marelli G, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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