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Cell. 2012 Jun 22;149(7):1428-30. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2012.06.005.

Host and microbes date exclusively.

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  • 1Laboratory for Lymphocyte Signalling and Development, The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, CB22 3AT, UK.


The significant impact of commensal microorganisms on metabolism, susceptibility to disease, and general well-being of their host has become increasingly clear in recent years. Chung et al. now show that the maturation and performance of the immune system depend on organism-specific bacterial species.

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