Bacteroidales recruit IL-6-producing intraepithelial lymphocytes in the colon to promote barrier integrity.
Kuhn KA, Schulz HM, Regner EH, Severs EL, Hendrickson JD, Mehta G, Whitney AK, Ir D, Ohri N, Robertson CE, Frank DN, Campbell EL, Colgan SP. Mucosal Immunol. Aug 2017. doi: 10.1038/mi.2017.55.
COMMENT: It is known that, in the small intestine, intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are positioned within the epithelial barrier maintaining epithelial homeostasis. The authors of this work hypothesizes that also in colon IELs promote epithelial... + info