Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 9th, 2003
According to recent research from the United States, "the innate immune system recognizes microorganisms through a series of pattern recognition receptors that are highly conserved in evolution. Peptidoglycan (PGN) is a unique and essential component of the cell wall of virtually all bacteria, and is not present in eukaryotes; thus is an excellent target for the innate immune system.
"Indeed, higher eukaryotes, including mammals, have several PGN recognition molecules, including CD14, Toll-like receptor 2, a family of peptidoglycan...
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