Dust mites' dirty dealings in the lung

Toll-like receptors on lung epithelia recognize allergens and help provoke asthma. The findings put new emphasis on innate immunity as a driver of allergic responses (pages 410–416).

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Lloyd, C. Dust mites' dirty dealings in the lung. Nat Med 15, 366–367 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm0409-366

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