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Close-up Look at a Microbial Vaccination Program


September 22, 2011

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers, using a combination of cryo-electron microscopy and 3-D image reconstruction, determined the structure of Cascade, a protein complex that plays a key role in the microbial immune system by detecting and inactivating the nucleic acid of invading pathogens. Microbial immune systems in the human microbiome play a critical role in preserving the health of their human host. Full Story

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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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