Body surfaces are colonized by resident microbes that are remarkably resilient to recurrent immune responses. In the latest issue of Science, Cullen et al. (2015) report that, contrary to prevailing assumptions, bacteria of the colonizing microbiota are resistant to antimicrobial peptides, and identify a common mechanism of resistance.
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- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Cancer Research
- Molecular Biology