The role of TLR2 in the host response to pneumococcal pneumoniain absence of the spleen Full Text
BMC Infectious Diseases, 07/11/2012
Lammers AJJ et al. – These results argue against a significant role of TLR2 in host defense during S. pneumoniae pneumonia in the asplenic state. Therefore, other components can provide sufficient backup mechanisms for TLR2 deficiency in the defense against intrapulmonary infections with S. pneumoniae of the otherwise immune competent host.