Characterization of the innate immunity elicitors shed by Gram negative bacteria

It has been much debated how the Drosophila immune system can recognize bacterial peptidoglycan that is hidden in Gram negative bacteria. We have shown that bacteria separated from Drosophila S2cells by a semipermeable membrane can upregulate the Imd pathway and made it likely that the shed elicitors are of peptidoglycan nature. I now want to further characterize the structure and origin of the elicitors.



Håkan Steiner, Professor
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