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.

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Volume 25
Issue number 4
Pages 477-479
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