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oral mucosa

Tuesday 13 May 2008

Despite high bacterial colonization and frequent allergen contact, acute inflammatory and allergic reactions are rarely seen in the oral mucosa.

See also

- immune tolerance
- antigen presenting cells
- dendritic cells
- oral mucosal tolerance induction
- oral mucosal immune network


- Novak N, Haberstok J, Bieber T, Allam JP. The immune privilege of the oral mucosa. Trends Mol Med. 2008 May;14(5):191-8. PMID: 18396104