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Immunol Today. 1995 May;16(5):231-6.

An important role for intestinally derived T cells in respiratory defence.

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  • 1Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, University of Newcastle, Australia.

Abstract

Margaret Dunkley, Reinhard Pabst and Allan Cripps discuss the role of intestinally derived T cells in protecting the lung against Gram-negative bacterial infection. They describe the factors directing T-cell migration from gut-associated lymphoid tissue to lung, and focus on the role of T cells and T-cell-derived cytokines in bacterial clearance from the lung.

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