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DEteCTINg fungal pathogens

Fungal infection is 'sensed' by host cell–expressed receptors. Two papers demonstrate that the C-type lectin receptor dectin-1 is required in vivo for cytokine production and killing of different fungal pathogens.

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Figure 1: Membrane receptors recognizing yeast components.

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Dostert, C., Tschopp, J. DEteCTINg fungal pathogens. Nat Immunol 8, 17–18 (2007).

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