Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Intestinal Mucus Layer in Gut Blocks Pathogens

"The intestinal mucus layer is a vital barrier to block pathogenic microorganisms from entering the body and also plays a major role in inflammatory bowel disease. That is why scientists are very interested to know which bacteria inhabit the mucus layer in healthy organisms and thus may suppress the colonization and degradation of this barrier by pathogens."

On the trail of mucus-eaters in the gut - ScienceDaily