A Balancing Act: PGRPs Preserve and Protect

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How does the immune system maintain a balance between preserving a beneficial microbiome and protecting against pathogens while also inducing effective, yet not damaging, responses? In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Charroux et al. (2018) reveal that, in Drosophila, this task is performed by three isoforms of PGRP-LB, a peptidoglycan-hydrolyzing amidase.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages149-151
Number of pages3
JournalCell host & microbe
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 14 2018

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Peptidoglycan
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  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology

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A Balancing Act : PGRPs Preserve and Protect. / Dziarski, Roman; Gupta, Dipika.

In: Cell host & microbe, Vol. 23, No. 2, 14.02.2018, p. 149-151.

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