Bacteria make T cell memories in utero

Elaine L. Parker, Rachel B. Silverstein, Indira U. Mysorekar

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Education of the human immune system begins in utero via T cell activation and memory development. However, whether part of the education is provided by exposure to microbes in utero remains controversial and unclear. In this issue of Cell, Mishra et al. provide new evidence that the fetal gut may be colonized by bacteria that prime T cell memories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3356-3357
Number of pages2
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jun 24 2021


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