The intestinal barrier is the first line of defense against pathogens and antigens in the gut and it encompasses both physical and chemical properties. However, little is known about its critical function for maintaining health and how barrier function is influenced by the microbiota under healthy conditions or in physiological states.
Have a look at our new Gut Microbiota for Health infographic to learn how a dysfunctional intestinal barrier may play a role in the development of gastrointestinal diseases.
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