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Gut sensor halts viral attack

Intestinal infection with rotavirus is a major cause of diarrhoea in infants, and can be fatal. The identification of immune sensor proteins that detect and restrict this viral infection now illuminates the body's defence system. See Letter p.667

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Figure 1: Rotavirus detection in intestinal cells.

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