Life-Saving Degeneracy in the Human Immune System.

Brodin P

Cell Host Microbe 21 (3) 309-310 [2017-03-08; online 2017-03-11]

Different human immune system components coordinate to ensure effective control of pathogens. Israel et al. (2017) examine the immune system of a patient with an inborn genetic error, presenting as impaired TLR signaling and staphylococcal disease, and uncover a beautiful example of degeneracy between innate and adaptive branches of immunity.

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PubMed 28279338

DOI 10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.018

Crossref 10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.018

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