Immune genes adapt to parasites

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Immune genes adapt to parasites

Postby wolfhnd on May 25th, 2009, 8:05 pm 

Thank parasites for making some of our immune proteins into the inflammatory defenders they are today, according to a population genetics study that will appear in the June 8 issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine (online May 25). The study, conducted by a team of researchers in Italy, also suggests that you might blame parasites for sculpting some of those genes into risk factors for intestinal disorders. ... 052109.php
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