The ocular surface is a unique mucosal immune compartment in which anatomical, physiological, and immunological features act in concert to foster a particularly tolerant microenvironment. These mechanisms are vital to the functional competence of the eye, a fact underscored by the devastating toll of excessive inflammation at the cornea - blindness. Recent data have elucidated the contributions of specific anatomical components, immune cells, and soluble immunoregulatory factors in promoting homeostasis at the ocular surface. We highlight research trends at this distinctive mucosal barrier and identify crucial gaps in our current knowledge.

Foulsham, W., Coco, G., Amouzegar, A., Chauhan, S.k., Dana, R. (2018). When Clarity Is Crucial: Regulating Ocular Surface Immunity. TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY, 39(4), 288-301 [10.1016/j.it.2017.11.007].

When Clarity Is Crucial: Regulating Ocular Surface Immunity

Coco, Giulia;
2018-04-01

Abstract

The ocular surface is a unique mucosal immune compartment in which anatomical, physiological, and immunological features act in concert to foster a particularly tolerant microenvironment. These mechanisms are vital to the functional competence of the eye, a fact underscored by the devastating toll of excessive inflammation at the cornea - blindness. Recent data have elucidated the contributions of specific anatomical components, immune cells, and soluble immunoregulatory factors in promoting homeostasis at the ocular surface. We highlight research trends at this distinctive mucosal barrier and identify crucial gaps in our current knowledge.
apr-2018
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/30 - MALATTIE APPARATO VISIVO
English
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Foulsham, W., Coco, G., Amouzegar, A., Chauhan, S.k., Dana, R. (2018). When Clarity Is Crucial: Regulating Ocular Surface Immunity. TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY, 39(4), 288-301 [10.1016/j.it.2017.11.007].
Foulsham, W; Coco, G; Amouzegar, A; Chauhan, Sk; Dana, R
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