Question of the week - Week of 05-Apr-2017

What is the "common mucosal immune system"?

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An important concept, in particular for vaccinology, is the “common mucosal immune system”. This is based on the fact that exposure to an antigen occurring at a specific mucosal surface also results in an effector response in other, distant mucosal surfaces