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Macrophages Monitor Fluid Absorption

Video   Dec 02, 2020 | Taken from Cell Press on YouTube.

 

A mechanism is described by which sub-epithelial macrophages perform a quality check of fluids absorbed through colonic epithelial cells to avoid poisoning with fungi toxins. This mechanism involves macrophage balloon-like membrane protrusions inserted in between epithelial cells, which inflate depending on the amount of fungi metabolites present in the colon. Check out the paper.

 
 
 
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