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Pneumolysin is a cytolytic toxin, which together with cell wall fragments contributes to inflammatorh damage. ([1]) Malley et al. found that pneumolysin stimulates tumor necrosis factor-´┐Żand IL-6 release in macrophages, with the involvement of Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs) in pneumolysin recognition.


[1]: http://www.pnas.org/content/100/4/1966.full.pdf

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