Mucosal Immunology : Be Hygienic Be Immunogenic


Mucosal immunology is the study of immune system responses that occur at mucosal membranes of the intestines, the urogenital tract and the respiratory system, i.e., surfaces that are in contact with the external environment. In healthy states, the mucosal immune system provides protection against pathogens but maintains a tolerance towards non-harmful commensal microbes and benign environmental substances.

For example, in the oral and gut mucosa, the secretion of IgA provides an immune response to potential antigens in food without a large and unnecessary systemic immune response. Since the mucosal membranes are the primary contact point between a host and its environment, a large amount of secondary lymphoid tissue is found here. The mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, or MALT, provides the organism with an important first line of defense. Along with the spleen and lymph nodes, the tonsils and MALT are also considered to be secondary lymphoid tissue.

The mucosal immune system provides three main functions: serving as the body's first line defense from antigens and infection, preventing systemic immune responses to commensal bacteria and food antigens (primarily food proteins in the Gut-associated lymphoid tissue, so-called oral tolerance), and regulating appropriate immune responses to pathogens encountered on a daily basis.

Corona majorly effects mucosal immunity leading to shortness of breath. Try to improve your immune system by taking nutritious food such as Garlic, Ginger, Broccoli, Sweet potatoes, Vitamin rich foods, etc.

Journal of Mucosal Immunology Research is an open access publisher where you can submit any updated information in the form of Review or Mini review to our journal where we will be publishing your papers. You can submit the paper through online or as an attachment to our mail.


Sarah Eve