Looking to moths for immune insights
The insect and human immune systems share a bacteria-binding protein.
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Medzhitov, R., P. Preston-Hurlburt, and C.A. Janeway, Jr. 1997. A human homologue of the Drosophila Toll protein signals activation of adaptive immunity. Nature 388(July 24):394.
Charles A. Janeway, Jr.
School of Medicine
Section of Immunobiology
New Haven, CT 06520-8011
Department of Microbiology
S-106 91 Stockholm
From Science News, Vol. 154, No. 12, September 19,
1998, p. 189.
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