IL-22RA1 Receptor Associated With IBD May Offer Protection Against Gut Infections

IL-22RA1 Receptor Associated With IBD May Offer Protection Against Gut Infections
A team of scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute recently identified the IL-22 receptor Il22ra1 as a new factor that protects human intestine against opportunistic pathogens, such as the bacteria Enterococcus faecalis. Their findings were published in September issue of Cell Host and Microbe in a study entitled, “Epithelial IL-22RA1-mediated fucosylation promotes colonization resistance to an

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