The Intestinal Mucus Barrier to Parasites and Bacteria

  • G. B. Lee
  • B. M. Ogilvie
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 144)


The intestinal mucus layer has been recognised as a layer in which both antibodies are contained1 and microorganisms are trapped2,3,4. we have examined the interrelationship between these three (i.e. intestinal mucus layer, antibodies and microorganisms) using nematode parasite infections of the rat and the resident bacteria of the intestines of man.


Mucus Layer Infective Larva Immune Serum Small Intestinal Mucosa Vibrio Cholerae 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. B. Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. M. Ogilvie
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Depts. of Immunology and GastroenterologyClinical Research CentreHarrowUK
  2. 2.Dept. of ParasitologyNational Institute for Medical ResearchLondonUK

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