The Intestinal Mucus Barrier to Parasites and Bacteria
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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.