Journal of Immunology Research / 2014 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

The Central Role of the Gut Microbiota in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases

Figure 2

Schematic representation of a complex mucosal immune system composed of epithelial and hematopoietic cells that are able to react to pathogenic insults. Development of IBD occurs mainly when epithelial cells are damaged and/or the intestinal microbiota composition is not healthy.

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