Neutrophils facing biofilms: The battle of the barriers
In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Thanabalasuriar et al. (2019) show how neutrophils and biofilm-forming bacteria respond reciprocally, resulting in the formation of a barricade comprised of neutrophil extracellular traps. Disrupting this exchange and the resulting barrier can be detrimental unless balanced in favor of the immune system.
Journal Cell Host and Microbe
Issue number 4
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Publisher website (DOI) 10.1016/j.chom.2019.03.014
Europe PubMed Central 30974080
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