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Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2012 May 3.

Differential expression of toll-like receptor 2 on dendritic cells from asymptomatic and symptomatic atopic donors.

von Bubnoff D, Sell U, Arriens S, Specht S, Hoerauf A, Bieber T

Early microbial exposure may reduce the risk for developing allergies on an atopic genetic background. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns of microbes and modulate innate and adaptive immunity. Different expression of TLRs in symptomatic and asymptomatic atopic donors may contribute to the development of allergic disease.

PMID: 22555189