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Chapter Molecular, Cellular, and Physiological Mechanisms of Immunological Hyporesponsiveness/Sensitization to Food

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It is a fascinating quality of the gastrointestinal tract to generate an immunological response to bacteria and food components taken in. In a healthy state, the immune response is adequate to the degree of hazard. In ammatory reaction is not triggered by the case of food components and microorganisms which are constantly present in the gastrointestinal tract ora. They are treated as self. This is possible due to the anatomy and histology of their structure and to the functional diversi cation of the gastrointestinal tract cells. It also results from the capacity to develop a food tolerance phenomenon. This phenomenon is necessary in protecting a macroorganism against overstimulation of the immune system.