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      The bacterial metabolite 2-aminoacetophenone promotes association of pathogenic bacteria with flies 

      Kapsetaki, Stefania Elisavet; Tzelepis, Ilias; Avgousti, Kalodoti; Livadaras, Ioannis; Garantonakis, Nikos G.; Varikou, Kyriaki N.; Apidianakis, Yiorgos (2014)
      Bacteria contaminate insects and secrete metabolites that may affect insect behaviour and potentially fitness through unknown mechanisms. Here we show that the 'grape-like' odorant 2-aminoacetophenone (2AA), secreted by ...
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      Crossreactivity to vinculin and microbes provides a molecular basis for HLA-based protection against rheumatoid arthritis 

      Van Heemst, J.; Jansen, D. T. S. L.; Polydorides, Savvas; Moustakas, Antonis K.; Bax, M.; Feitsma, A. L.; Bontrop-Elferink, D. G.; Baarse, M.; Van Der Woude, D.; Wolbink, G. -J; Rispens, T.; Koning, F.; De Vries, R. R. P.; Papadopoulos, George K.; Archontis, Georgios Z.; Huizinga, T. W.; Toes, R. E. (2015)
      The HLA locus is the strongest risk factor for anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA) + rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Despite considerable efforts in the last 35 years, this association is poorly understood. Here we ...