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Trends in parasitology

Releasing the Brake on IFN-γ Signaling on Infection.


PMID 26422772

Abstract

Toxoplasma gondii effectively inhibits the responsiveness of its host cell to interferon gamma (IFN-γ). Using a genome-wide genetic screen, Beiting and colleagues have recently identified coactivators of the transcription factor STAT1 that can diminish this inhibitory effect. One of these coactivators, TLX, enhances type 1 helper (Th1) immune responses and restricts parasite replication during chronic toxoplasmosis.