NIH Investigators Find Link Between DNA Damage and Immune Response – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. The innate immune system deals with a set of standard kinds of threats to the body.
Resnick: It can be bacteria, it could be viruses, it could be different kinds of fungi and so on.
Narrator: Dr. Michael Resnick is a principal investigator at the National Institutes of Health.
Resnick: Now when they come into the body they represent a threat.Narrator: The threat is met by a family of genes known as Toll-like receptors. Toll-like receptors are proteins that play a role by defending the body from threats. New research is showing DNA damage changes how Toll-like receptors work. For details on this research, visit www.niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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