Bacteriophage and antibacterial innate immunity in health and disease

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Bacteriophages—viruses produced by bacteria—are among the most abundant and well-studied organisms on earth. However, the phages within the human body are only beginning to be explored. Despite extensive explorations of other components of the microbiome, the human phageome—our endogenous bacteriophages—remains a scientific frontier. The phageome is only beginning to be characterized for many organs and disease states. Direct interactions between phages and human immune responses are similarly just beginning to be systematically investigated. Here, we explore the interplay between our endogenous phages and their interactions with the mammalian innate immune system during bacterial infection.


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Form electronic resource; remote; computer; online resource
Extent 1 online resource.
Place California
Place [Stanford, California]
Publisher [Stanford University]
Copyright date 2022; ©2022
Publication date 2022; 2022
Issuance monographic
Language English


Author Popescu, Medeea
Degree supervisor Bollyky, Paul
Thesis advisor Bollyky, Paul
Thesis advisor Engleman, Edgar G
Thesis advisor Milla, Carlos
Thesis advisor Monack, Denise M
Degree committee member Engleman, Edgar G
Degree committee member Milla, Carlos
Degree committee member Monack, Denise M
Associated with Stanford University, Program of Immunology


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Statement of responsibility Medeea Claudia Popescu.
Note Submitted to the Program of Immunology.
Thesis Thesis Ph.D. Stanford University 2022.

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© 2022 by Medeea Popescu
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).

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