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    IFN-λ prevents influenza virus spread from the upper airways to the lungs and limits virus transmission

    Jonas Klinkhammer et al.
    Interferon-λ plays a decisive and previously underestimated role in limiting the spread of respiratory viruses from the nasal cavity to the lungs and it efficiently restricts virus transmission from infected individuals to naïve contacts.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Computer-guided design of optimal microbial consortia for immune system modulation

    Richard R Stein et al.
    A computational method is presented that quantifies the effect that specific bacteria in the gut have on the immune system and guides the design of therapeutically potent microbial consortia to cure auto-immune disease.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Histone Deacetylase 7 mediates tissue-specific autoimmunity via control of innate effector function in invariant Natural Killer T Cells

    Herbert G Kasler et al.
    The development of Natural Killer T Cells is controlled by Histone Deacetylase 7, a function that combined with its known role in thymic negative selection provides a potential mechanism explaining its association with tissue-specific autoimmunity in humans.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Somatic hypermutation of T cell receptor α chain contributes to selection in nurse shark thymus

    Jeannine A Ott et al.
    Shark's T cells suggest plasticity in diversification mechanisms used by vertebrate lymphocytes, including somatic hypermutation in the thymus.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    IRF4 haploinsufficiency in a family with Whipple’s disease

    Antoine Guérin et al.
    Autosomal dominant IRF4 deficiency is the first genetic etiology of Whipple's disease, a very rare chronic condition following a rather common infection by Tropheryma whipplei.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Immunodeficiency: Back from the brink of obscurity

    Donald C Vinh
    A mutation in a transcription factor makes people susceptible to Trophyrema whippelii, the bacterium that causes a rare condition called Whipple's disease.
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    IgM and IgD B cell receptors differentially respond to endogenous antigens and control B cell fate

    Mark Noviski et al.
    Self-reactive B cells downregulate the IgM but not the IgD B cell receptor, and this serves as a critical tolerance mechanism because IgD is less sensitive to bona fide endogenous antigens than IgM.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Fine-tuning of substrate preferences of the Src-family kinase Lck revealed through a high-throughput specificity screen

    Neel H Shah et al.
    A high-throughput comparison of substrate specificities of the Src-family kinases Lck and c-Src against a library of proteome-derived phosphorylation sites reveals that Lck has evolved divergent electrostatic features reflecting its involvement in T-cell signaling.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Method for identification of condition-associated public antigen receptor sequences

    Mikhail V Pogorelyy et al.
    Without using control cohorts, a statistical method identifies candidates for immune receptors associated with diseases from repertoire sequencing datasets.
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    C/EBPδ drives interactions between human MAIT cells and endothelial cells that are important for extravasation

    Chang Hoon Lee et al.
    The bZIP transcription factor C/EBPδ enhances expression both of selectin ligands and the chemokine receptor CCR6 on human mucosal-associated invariant T cells, supporting their efficient extravasation into inflamed tissue.