Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 19218081
Cell Host Microbe 2009 Feb;5(2):109-11
Peptidoglycan-recognition proteins (PGRPs) play a central role in the insect innate immune response to bacteria. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Saha et al. (2009) report that the mammalian PGRP, PGLYRP-2, functions as a cytokine-like molecule in a PG-induced arthritis model.