Monocytes asphyxiate germinal centers
Some bacteria and parasites, such as Salmonella, actively disrupt germinal centers and elicit only low affinity antibodies, but the mechanisms by which microbes alter these responses is poorly understood. In this issue of Immunity, Biram et al. (2022) uncover a mechanism by which Salmonella recruits Sca-1+ monocytes to germinal centers and impairs metabolic adaptation.
Issue number 3