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Problem 11 Hard Difficulty

SCleNTIFIC INQUIRY A major cause of septic shock is the
presence of lipopolysaccharide(LPS) from bacteria in the blood.
Suppose you have available purified LPS and several strains of
mice, each with a mutation that inactivates a particular TLR gene. How might you use these mice to test the feasibility of
treating septic shock with a drug that blocks TIR signaling?


determining which TLR needs to be inactivated in order to stop the TLR signaling pathway during septic shock.


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