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Cell Host Microbe. 2013 Jun 12;13(6):627-8. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2013.05.011.

Bacteria, it's what's for dinner.

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Kimmel Center for Biology and Medicine at the Skirball Institute, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA. ken.cadwell@med.nyu.edu

Abstract

While intestinal epithelial cells are known for secreting antimicrobial molecules, cell intrinsic defense mechanisms are less characterized. In this issue, Benjamin et al. (2013) demonstrate that MyD88 and autophagy within the intestinal epithelium detect invasive bacteria and prevent dissemination.

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10.1016/j.chom.2013.05.011
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