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Malnutrition promotes rogue bacteria

Dietary lack of a single amino acid impairs intestinal immunity in mice, altering the guts microbial community and leaving it vulnerable to damage. The finding helps to explain how malnutrition favours gut inflammation. See Letter p.477

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Izcue, A., Powrie, F. Malnutrition promotes rogue bacteria. Nature 487, 437–439 (2012).

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