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Dev Cell. 2005 Jan;8(1):1-2.

Guts and glory: balancing microbes and the immune response.

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Center for Biosystems Research, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, 5115 Plant Sciences Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA.

Abstract

Maintaining balance with intestinal flora is an important activity of the immune system in higher metazoans. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Ha et al. demonstrate a central role of a redox balance in microbial interactions in the fruit fly gut.

PMID:
15621522
DOI:
10.1016/j.devcel.2004.12.013
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