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APR 04, 2013 - Futurity

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Microbe ‘burglers’ set off immune system

UC DAVIS (US) — Scientists have figured out how our immune systems distinguish between dangerous pathogens and friendly microbes. Like burglars entering a house, hostile bacteria give themselves away by breaking into cells. Sensing proteins instantly detect the invasion, triggering an alarm that mobilizes the innate immune response. This new understanding of immunity could ultimately help researchers find new targets to treat inflammatory disorders.

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