The Physiological Humoral Immunologic Response to Alimentary Antigens

  • C. H. L. Rieger
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The gastrointestinal tract represents that part of the organism in which the most intensive interaction between the organism and its environment takes place. Intestinal flora, nutritional antigens, and also most inhaled antigens can be detected in the immunological system of the intestines. Thus, an understanding of immune responses to ingested antigens is required in order to understand pathological immune resposes.


Food Allergy Milk Protein Immunological Response Secretory Antibody Immunological System 
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