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Immunity. 2015 May 19;42(5):790-1. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2015.05.006.

Cervicovaginal microbiota: simple is better.

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1
Department of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 06520 USA.
2
Department of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 06520 USA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, 06520 USA. Electronic address: akiko.iwasaki@yale.edu.

Abstract

Vaginal microbiota differs within individuals and between human populations. Anahtar et al. (2015) identify a specific vaginal cervicotype commonly found in healthy South African women that causes localized inflammation including activation of antigen-presenting cells and vaginal recruitment of HIV target cells.

PMID:
25992855
DOI:
10.1016/j.immuni.2015.05.006
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