Cholesterol-rich domains are involved in Bordetella pertussis phagocytosis and intracellular survival in neutrophils.


Bordetella pertussis-specific antibodies protect against whooping cough by facilitating host defense mechanisms such as phagocytosis. However, the mechanism involved in the phagocytosis of the bacteria under non-opsonic conditions is still poorly characterized. We report here that B. pertussis binding and internalization is cholesterol dependent… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.micpath.2008.01.002


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