You AhR what you eat: Linking diet and immunity

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Abstract

The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is responsible for the toxic effects of environmental pollutants such as dioxin, but little is known about its normal physiological functions. Li et al. (2011) now show that specific dietary compounds present in cruciferous vegetables act through the AhR to promote intestinal immune function, revealing AhR as a critical link between diet and immunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalCell
Volume147
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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