Share of Cost, Commensal bacteria regulate immune cells in lungs to produce proteins for host defense

Monday, Apr. 11th 2016 6:00 AM

The human body contains approximately ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells. Known as commensal bacteria, they exist in a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with their human hosts, helping with a diverse range of functions that are only beginning to be understood. Now researchers report that microbiota regulate the ability of lung dendritic cells to generate immune responses.

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