immune cell trafficking

Gut immune cell trafficking: inter-organ communication and immune-mediated inflammation

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  • Markus F. Neurath
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    • Siddharth Singh
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  • The feasibility of long-term organ preservation ex vivo has been reported for the first time with proof of concept in human transplantation. Here, we discuss the possible applications of this novel technology in the clinical setting.

    • Dilmurodjon Eshmuminov
    • Pierre-Alain Clavien
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    • Luc J. W. van der Laan
    • Thijs Bosker
    • Willie J. G. M. Peijnenburg
  • The European Medicines Agency safety committee has revisited the label and recommended the use of Janus kinase inhibitors in patients with certain risk factors only if no suitable treatment alternatives are available. Although regulatory decisions are key to place therapeutic options based on safety, broad restrictions might lead to unintended consequences without an individualized benefit–risk evaluation.

    • Silvio Danese
    • Virginia Solitano
    • Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet
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