For Immune Cells, Protecting the Brain Takes Guts

The lining of the gut and the dura mater of the brain both serve as barriers against germs. But their commonality goes deeper than that. Both contain well-trained immune cells, specifically, immunoglobulin A (IgA)-secreting plasma cells. They acquire their germ-fighting capabilities in the gut, where many of these immune cells remain, but some are eventually […]

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