False friends: Phagocytes as Trojan horses in microbial brain infections

Volume: 13, Issue: 12, Pages: e1006680 - e1006680
Published: Dec 14, 2017
Abstract
Humans are constantly exposed to pathogenic microbes. The first line of cellular host defense is composed of “professional” phagocytes, cells that efficiently recognize pathogens, internalize them, and then marshal an array of antimicrobial mechanisms to destroy them. Nevertheless, successful pathogens evade or survive such attack. A particularly subversive strategy is to manipulate normal phagocyte behaviors to benefit the microbe, sometimes...
Paper Details
Title
False friends: Phagocytes as Trojan horses in microbial brain infections
Published Date
Dec 14, 2017
Volume
13
Issue
12
Pages
e1006680 - e1006680
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