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Is the intestinal goblet cell a major immune cell?

Journal article
Authors Malin E V Johansson
Gunnar C. Hansson
Published in Cell host & microbe
Volume 15
Issue 3
Pages 251-2
ISSN 1934-6069
Publication year 2014
Published at Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Pages 251-2
Language en
Keywords Animals, Autophagy, Colon, immunology, Goblet Cells, immunology, metabolism, Inflammasomes, immunology, Intestinal Mucosa, immunology, Microtubule-Associated Proteins, metabolism, Reactive Oxygen Species, metabolism, Receptors, Cell Surface, immunology
Subject categories Cell and Molecular Biology


Recent reports indicate that both the inflammasome (Wlodarska et al., 2014) and autophagy (Patel et al., 2013) pathways in goblet cells control mucin secretion, defects in which are linked to difficulties in clearing pathogenic bacteria and maintaining intestinal homeostasis and control colitis.

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