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Society for Mucosal Immunology


Advancing research, education, and collaboration in the field of mucosal immunology since 1987

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Featured Papers | 5/11/2020

FADD and Caspase-8 Regulate Gut Homeostasis and Inflammation by Controlling MLKL- and GSDMD-Mediated Death of Intestinal Epithelial Cells

Pathways controlling intestinal epithelial cell (IEC) death regulate gut immune homeostasis and contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases. Here, the authors show that caspase-8...
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News & Newsletters | 5/10/2020

Could Newly Found “Peacekeeping” Cells Be a Weapon against COVID-19?

To fight a respiratory infection, the body needs a two-pronged attack. First, it sends immune cells to the scene to destroy the pathogen. Then the defense system must keep those first responders fr...
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Featured Papers | 5/1/2020

SARS-CoV-2 Replicates in the Gastrointestinal Epithelium

Since the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was identified in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019, the virus has spread to 32 countries, infecting more than 80,000 people and causing more than 2600 death...
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Why Join SMI?


Your SMI membership allows you to join a preeminent community of scientists and clinicians working together to advance the field of mucosal immunology and improve health worldwide. But it also comes with a host of benefits, such as:

  • Discounted event and conference registration
  • Exclusive networking, leadership, and training opportunities
  • Free job postings in the SMI career center Access to Mucosal Immunology, the premier journal in the field
  • Reduced page and color fees for papers submitted to Mucosal Immunology
  • Access to the SMI membership directory for connecting with colleagues
  • 20% off Principles of Mucosal Immunology, the official SMI textbook

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