A new study reveals how the amygdala is involved in controlling predatory behavior in mice.
July 31, 2001|
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important for vertebrate recognition of pathogen-associated molecular forms. The receptor TLR9 is involved in the recognition of bacterial DNA by virtue of its unmethylated CpG dinucleotides. In the July 31 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Bauer et al. show that human TLR9 (hTLR9) confers responsiveness to CpG-DNA and differs from its mouse homologue (mTLR9) in CpG motif recognition (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2001, 98:9237-9242). Immunostimulatory CpG