Tips from the American Journal of Pathology
Bacterial Toxin Leads to Systemic Infection
A group led by Dr. Michael Klapproth at Emory University, Atlanta suggests that bacterial lymphotoxin
disrupts intestinal epithelial barrier function. They report these findings in the April 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology .
Link found between immune system and high plasma lipid levels
...ity). They determined that altering the expression level of LIGHT (a specific type of molecule that binds to a receptor site of another cell) and also lymphotoxin
(LT) on T cells significantly impacted the cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
When T cells expressing LIGHT were introduced into the mice, lipi...