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Immunology

Eye Microbiome Trains Immune Cells to Fend Off Pathogens

July 10, 2017

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Immunology

For years, the ocular surface was thought to be sterile because of the presence of an enzyme called lysozyme that destroys bacteria, antimicrobial peptides, and other factors that rid the eye of microbes that may land from the air (or from our fingers) onto the surface of the eye.

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