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Curr Biol. 1999 Dec 2;9(23):R879-82.

Lipoproteins take their toll on the host.

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Section of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 208011, New Haven, 06520-8011, USA.

Abstract

A family of mammalian Toll-like receptors (TLRs) has a critical role in the recognition of microbial infection. Recent evidence suggests that bacterial lipoproteins - major components of bacterial cell walls - are recognized by a member of the human TLR family.

PMID:
10607553
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(00)80073-1
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