Manganese Increases the Sensitivity of the cGAS-STING Pathway for Double-Stranded DNA and Is Required for the Host Defense against DNA Viruses

The cGAS-STING pathway is required for host defense against DNA viruses. Wang et  al. find that upon virus infection, Manganese (Mn2+) is released from organelles into the cytosol and facilitates the activation of cGAS and STING. Their findings identify a role for Mn in innate immune activation and host anti-viral defense.
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