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Retrotransposon RNA Triggers NLRC4 Inflammasome Formation: Study
Researchers identify a sensor that sets off inflammation in the absence of infection when it detects RNA from the mobile genetic elements.
Retrotransposon RNA Triggers NLRC4 Inflammasome Formation: Study
Retrotransposon RNA Triggers NLRC4 Inflammasome Formation: Study

Researchers identify a sensor that sets off inflammation in the absence of infection when it detects RNA from the mobile genetic elements.

Researchers identify a sensor that sets off inflammation in the absence of infection when it detects RNA from the mobile genetic elements.

Mobile genetic elements
Researchers use bacterial whole genome sequencing to compare the phylogenetic relationship between environmental and clinical samples.
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