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The battle in the gut.

Authors
  • Monack, Denise M1
  • 1 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Immunity
Publication Date
Feb 20, 2014
Volume
40
Issue
2
Pages
173–175
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2014.01.007
PMID: 24560194
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our molecular understanding of how pathogen-microbiota-immune system interactions influence disease outcomes is limited. In this issue of Immunity, Behnsen et al. (2014) report that the cytokine interleukin-22, which usually plays a protective role, promotes pathogen colonization by suppressing related commensal bacteria.

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