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

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News & Newsletters | 1/13/2022

Immune & Epithelial Interactions Gastrointestinal System

Dendritic cells that colonize the intestinal epithelium show a unique phenotype influenced by retinoic acid and mucus that reduce T cell activation.
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News & Newsletters | 12/14/2021

An integrin αEβ7-dependent mechanism of IgA transcytosis requires direct plasma cell contact with intestinal epithelium

Efficient IgA transcytosis is critical for the maintenance of a homeostatic microbiota. In the canonical model, locally-secreted dimeric (d)IgA reaches the polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (pIgR)...
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Featured Papers | 12/13/2021

Secretory IgA N-glycans contribute to the protection against E. coli O55 infection of germ-free piglets

In this recent Mucosal Immunology paper, the research team around Milan Raska at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and Jiri Mestecky at the University of Alabama at Birmingham investigated th...
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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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