Staying alive: bacterial inhibition of apoptosis during infection.

  title={Staying alive: bacterial inhibition of apoptosis during infection.},
  author={Christina S. Faherty and Anthony T Maurelli},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={16 4},
The ability of bacterial pathogens to inhibit apoptosis in eukaryotic cells during infection is an emerging theme in the study of bacterial pathogenesis. Prevention of apoptosis provides a survival advantage because it enables the bacteria to replicate inside host cells. Bacterial pathogens have evolved several ways to prevent apoptosis by protecting the mitochondria and preventing cytochrome c release, by activating cell survival pathways, or by preventing caspase activation. This review… CONTINUE READING

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