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Inflammatory bowel disease: Trouble at the border

In the healthy colon, or bowel, of both mice and humans, a thin lining protects the intestinal wall from bacteria. There, immune system dendritic cells in the wall sample bacteria that live within the bowel, vigilant against unwelcome…

Bacteria without borders

[ Winter 2008 ] Scientists trace inflammatory ulcerative colitis to failure of immune system “peacekeeper” A delicate barrier is all that stands between billions of foreign bacteria living in the large intestine, or colon, and the misery of ulcerative colitis.…