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Crit Rev Immunol. 1997;17(2):119-37.

Mechanisms of oral tolerance.

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Department of Immunology, University of Glasgow.

Abstract

Oral tolerance is the specific immunological unresponsiveness induced by feeding antigen. Although it is an obstacle to oral vaccination, it is probably the mechanism that prevents intestinal hypersensitivity reactions to food antigens and may provide a novel strategy for the treatment of a range of inflammatory disorders. Feeding antigen can provide stable and long-lasting tolerance of a wide range of immune responses to a variety of antigens. However, the mechanisms of oral tolerance and the major factors that influence them remain controversial.

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