Sweet! Helicobacter Sugar Calms Intestinal Macrophages

Calum C Bain, Marika C Kullberg

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In the absence of IL-10, Helicobacter hepaticus (Hh) induces colitis. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Danne et al. (2017) report that Hh produces a polysaccharide that induces an anti-inflammatory response in macrophages, providing a potential clue as to why this bacterium is normally tolerated by the immune system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-721
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host & Microbe
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2017


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