Genetic analysis of the innate immune responses in wild-derived inbred strains of mice.

The vertebrate immune system has evolved to recognize nucleic acids of bacterial and viral origin. Microbial DNA, as well as synthetic oligonucleotides based on these motifs, activates innate immune pathways mediated by the family of Toll-like receptors (TLR) initiating a cascade of signals in immune cells necessary for responses to pathogens. However, not… CONTINUE READING