Infection: Microbial Nucleases Turn Immune Cells Against Each Other


Bacteria subvert the immune system by suppressing antimicrobial responses or directly killing immune cells. A new study shows that Staphylococcus aureus can also turn antimicrobial responses to its advantage by converting neutrophil extracellular traps into a bacterial weapon against macrophages. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.12.027

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