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Mammalian watchdog targets bacteria

The aryl hydrocarbon receptor elicits protection against toxic environmental molecules. New data show that the receptor also supports the immune system by recognizing bacterially encoded virulence factors. See Article p.387

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Figure 1: AhR senses bacterial virulence factors and regulates host defence.


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Kundu, P., Pettersson, S. Mammalian watchdog targets bacteria. Nature 512, 377–378 (2014).

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