This episode is all about saliva: how certain bacteria survive in it, and how swallowing saliva might cause intestinal inflammation.
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Links for this episode
- Genes for the Streptococcus pyogenes fitness in human saliva (mSphere)
- Swallowed bacteria drive colonic inflammation (Science)
- Intestinal inflammation induced by oral bacteria (Science)
- Human oral microbiome (J Bact)
- T cell subsets (Nat Rev Imm)
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