Article Abstract

How does metabolism of an “immuno acid” (tryptophan) by commensal Lactobacillus reuteri educate resident intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes?

Authors: Yuying Liu, J. Marc Rhoads

Abstract

Intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs) are a large and diverse population of lymphoid cells that reside between the intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) that form the intestinal mucosal barrier (1).