Sensing a pattern: Overlapping immunity in bacteria and eukaryotes

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Pathogen-associated molecular patterns are recognized by dedicated receptors in eukaryotes to trigger an immune response. A recent study by Gao, Wilkinson, Strecker, et al. now extends this paradigm to bacteria, demonstrating that they use similar receptors to detect conserved phage proteins and activate analogous immunity against these viral invaders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1346-1349
Number of pages4
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 12 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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