Immune response and Inflammation

Is an immune response always an inflammation response?

Or is there an ‘immune’ response, or defense mechanism that does not trigger an army of T-cells to come out for combat. With usually the annoying accompanying symptoms.

For the prevention of systemic diseases, most pathogens that gain entry into our bodies must be met with an effective immune response, yet in the gastrointestinal tract it is equally important that commensal bacteria and a diverse collection of dietary proteins and peptides be recognized without eliciting an active immune response or constant activation of the inflammatory pathway. This phenomenon of hyporesponsiveness to food antigens is known as oral tolerance..” Prof. Dr. Aristo Voydani, Dr Tom O’Bryan, Dr G.H. Kellermann

If you’re even remotely interested in gluten sensitivity, this is a must read paper.

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