The Innate Sense of Bacteriophages

Paul L. Bollyky, Patrick R. Secor

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Perturbation of the gut microbiota is associated with inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, and even cancer. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Gogokhia et al. 2019 sought to kill cancer-causing bacteria with bacteriophages. However, the bacteriophages themselves directly stimulated an immune response, which worsened inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 13 2019


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