Innate immunity and disorders of the liver

Mathias Heikenwalder, Percy Knolle, Ulrike Protzer

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The liver as an organ, which is continuously exposed to intestinal microbiota-derived innate immune stimuli contained within portal venous blood. This chapter will review our knowledge on innate immune responses in the liver and will discuss the impact of hepatic innate immunity on liver disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiver Immunology
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319020969
ISBN (Print)9783319020952
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


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