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Macrophages Monitor Fluid Absorption

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Macrophages Monitor Fluid Absorption

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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