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Copyright ©2008 The WJG Press and Baishideng.
World J Gastroenterol. Sep 7, 2008; 14(33): 5138-5148
Published online Sep 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.5138
Figure 1
Figure 1 Bacterial and food antigens are continuously surveyed by the mucosal immune system, processed and transported via the lymph to mesenteric lymph nodes or via the portal vein to the liver. DCs present processed luminal antigens to naïve T cells to achieve tolerance or to initiate host defence to pathogens.