Worming Their Way into the Picture: Microbiota Help Helminths Modulate Host Immunity

Immunity. 2015 Nov 17;43(5):840-2. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2015.10.025.

Abstract

Parasitic helminths are potent regulators of host immunity, including inhibition of allergic inflammation. In this issue of Immunity, Zaiss et al. (2015) reveal that microbiota compositional shifts during helminth infection contribute to the multifaceted ways that helminths modulate host immunity.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome / immunology*
  • Helminths / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / immunology*
  • Inflammation / immunology*
  • Inflammation / parasitology*
  • Intestinal Mucosa / immunology*
  • Intestinal Mucosa / microbiology*
  • Male