Pathogen-induced actin filament rearrangement in infectious diseases.

  title={Pathogen-induced actin filament rearrangement in infectious diseases.},
  author={Klemens Rottner and Silvia Lommel and J{\"u}rgen Wehland and Theresia Stradal},
  journal={The Journal of pathology},
  volume={204 4},
Host defence mechanisms involve the establishment and maintenance of numerous barriers to infectious microbes, including skin and mucosal surfaces, connective tissues, and a sophisticated immune system to detect and destroy invaders. Defeating these defence mechanisms and breaching the cell membrane barrier is the ultimate challenge for most pathogens. By invading the host and, moreover, by penetrating into individual host cells, pathogens gain access to a protective niche, not only to avoid… CONTINUE READING

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