This episode: Gut microbes in mice break down plant foods and produce molecules that stimulate the immune system to resist influenza!
Thanks to Drs. Ashley Steed and Thaddeus Stappenbeck for their contributions!
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Microbe of the episode: Bougainvillea chlorotic vein banding virus
Steed AL, Christophi GP, Kaiko GE, Sun L, Goodwin VM, Jain U, Esaulova E, Artyomov MN, Morales DJ, Holtzman MJ, Boon ACM, Lenschow DJ, Stappenbeck TS. 2017. The microbial metabolite desaminotyrosine protects from influenza through type I interferon. Science 357:498–502.
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