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Recognition of cell death by the innate immune system triggers inflammatory responses. However, how these reactions are regulated is not well understood. Here, we identify the inhibitory C-type lectin receptor Clec12a as a specific receptor for dead cells. Both human and mouse Clec12a could physically sense uric acid crystals (monosodium urate, MSU), which(More)
Infectious diseases caused by human pathogenic fungi represent a major and global health problem. Based on the limited efficacy of existing drugs and the increasing resistance to antifungal compounds, new strategies are urgently needed to fight such fungal infections. The medically important pathogen Candida albicans can exist as an opportunistic yeast, but(More)
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