normal flora and the immunity
Ralf.hartemink at algemeen.lenm.wau.nl
Mon Feb 23 12:47:50 EST 1998
On 21 Feb 98 07:18:03 GMT, "tan poh ewe" <ixelles at cyberway.com.sg>
You can describe the large intestine as being in a continuous
imflammation. You can detect antibodies against all the species
present in your intestinal flora, both in the blood as in the saliva.
So, yes it is a constant process and all strains seem to be regarded
Intestinal Microbiology Group
Wageningen Agricultural University
>Hello there, I was wondering, anything foreign to our body will
>automatically stimulate our immune system to produce antibodies, what about
>the normal flora in our body?
>The normal flora to a certain extend help stimulate the immune system but
>is this a continuous process or will the level decrease with time so that
>our body finally no longer recognise it as foreign?
>If the stimulation is continuous, does that mean that the normal flora is
>constantly undergoing phagocytosis and destroyed in our body?
>Thanking you in advance.
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