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Mice fed tryptophan develop immune cells that foster a tolerant gut

10:00 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Immune cells patrol the gut to ensure that harmful microbes hidden in the food we eat don't sneak into the body. Cells that are capable of triggering inflammation are balanced by cells that promote tolerance, protecting the body without damaging sensitive tissues. When the balance tilts too far toward inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease can result.

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