Katie Letitia Styer

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A large body of evidence indicates that metazoan innate immunity is regulated by the nervous system, but the mechanisms involved in the process and the biological importance of such control remain unclear. We show that a neural circuit involving npr-1, which encodes a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) related to mammalian neuropeptide Y receptors, functions(More)
An estimated twenty-five percent of the fifty-seven million annual deaths worldwide can be directly attributed to infectious disease. Mammals contain both adaptive and innate immune systems to deal with invading pathogens. The genetic model organism Caenorhabditis elegans lacks an adaptive immune system, which makes it a powerful model organism to study the(More)
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