Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 18005703
Cell Host Microbe 2007 Jun;1(4):244-6
Tolerance to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is part of the host’s strategy to avoid harmful excessive inflammation in the presence of Gram-negative commensals and pathogens. Macrophages are the major cells endowed with this property, allowing them to limit expression of proinflammatory genes while maintaining efficient antimicrobial functions. In a recent paper, Foster et al. (2007) demonstrate that this subtle balance is established and imprinted via epigenetic regulation.