Confronted with bacteria, infected cells die so others can live, Penn study finds

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10/06/2017 10:45 AM EDT

mice infected with the bacteria Yersinia pseudotuberculosis form granulomas

In a new study, a team of researchers led by Igor E. Brodsky of the University of Pennsylvania, identified a ‘back-up alarm’ system in host cells that responds to a pathogen’s attempt to subvert the immune system.

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