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Hepatic Suppression of Sensitization to Antigen absorbed into the Portal System


THE position of the liver between the gastrointestinal tract and the general circulation provides certain metabolic advantages. If, in addition, the liver functions to prevent sensitization to potential antigens contained in food and absorbed into the portal system, then this interposition is also immunologically important.

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CANTOR, H., DUMONT, A. Hepatic Suppression of Sensitization to Antigen absorbed into the Portal System. Nature 215, 744–745 (1967).

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