CELL COVER

Client:
Chuan Wu (NIH/NCI)
Project description:
The cover image illustrates that sialy‚Äčlated mucin proteins (saguaros with thorns) harbor symbiotic commensal bacteria (gilded flickers), protecting the intestinal tissue from pathogens (snakes and hawks). Loss of sialylation (saguaros without thorns) results in pathogenic bacteria invasion (snakes).
Manuscript title:
Mucus sialylation determines intestinal hostcommensal homeostasis
Cell 2022 Mar 31;185(7)
PMID: 35303419
PubMed
Illustrator: Alan Hoofring
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