Innate immunity and gut-microbe mutualism in Drosophila.

  title={Innate immunity and gut-microbe mutualism in Drosophila.},
  author={J L Ryu and E Ha and Won-Jae Lee},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  volume={34 4},
Metazoan guts face a wide variety of microorganisms upon exposure to the environment, including beneficial symbionts, non-symbionts, food-borne microbes and life-threatening pathogens. Recent evidence has shown that the innate immunity of gut epithelia, such as anti-microbial peptide- and reactive oxygen species-based immune systems, actively participate in gut-microbe homeostasis by shaping the commensal community while efficiently eliminating unwanted bacteria. Therefore, elucidation of the… CONTINUE READING
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