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Rare Immune Cells Drive Gut Repair... But at a Cost

News   Sep 09, 2020 | Original story from King's College London

 
Rare Immune Cells Drive Gut Repair... But at a Cost

Organoids made from the small intestine express the receptor CD44 (magenta) in the stem cell crypt buds (left), but when ILC1 are added to the culture, these CD44-positive crypt buds grow, which could cause abnormal tumor growths in a chronically inflamed environment. Credit: Geraldine Jowett.

 
 
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