Published in Gastroenterology Week, August 25th, 2008
Hans-Uwe Simon, from the University of Bern, Switzerland, Gerald J.Gleich, M.D., from the University of Utah School of Medicine, and their colleagues discovered that bacteria can activate eosinophils to release mitochondrial DNA in a catapult-like fashion to create a net that captures and kills bacteria.
"This is a fascinating finding," says Gleich, professor of dermatology and internal...
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