Inductive Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue Structures

Talus Anatomy

Intestinal immune cells are located in three compartments GALT, the mucosal lamina propria, and the surface epithelium (Fig. 3.2). GALT comprises Peyer's patches, the appendix, and numerous ILFs 2, 6, 30 . These organized lymphoid structures represent inductive sites for intestinal immune responses, while the lamina propria and epithelial compartment principally constitute effector sites but may nevertheless contribute to retention, proliferation, and differentiation of immune cells 31 . Fig....