The human immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work tirelessly to protect the body from harmful invaders. The network works symbiotically with many other bodily organs and systems in a way that maintains overall health, defending against disease and illness. While many are familiar with the role of elements such as the spleen, thymus, and lymph nodes in this defense system, fewer are aware of the crucial role played by the gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). But what exactly is GALT, and what is the main function of GALT?
What is GALT and its function?
Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue, or GALT, is a critical component of the body’s immune system. It is a specialized network of lymphoid tissues and cells primarily found in the gastrointestinal tract, extending from the mouth to the rectum. GALT serves as the first line of defense against pathogens that enter the body through the digestive system.Continue reading “Immunity In The Gut: What To Know About Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue (GALT)”