Cell cycle proteins help immune cells trap microbes with nets made of DNA

Posted by on November 20, 2017 4:45 pm
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In your bloodstream, there are immune cells called neutrophils that, when faced with a pathogenic threat, will expel their DNA like a net to contain it. These DNA snares are called neutrophil extracellular traps or NETs. Researchers describe an important step in how these NETs are released and how they stop a fungus from establishing an infection in mice and human cells.

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