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Microbes Infect. 2003 Nov;5(14):1329-35.

Mechanisms of pathogenesis: evasion of killing by polymorphonuclear leukocytes.

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Department of Medicine and the Inflammation Program, MTF D154, University of Iowa and the VA Medical Center, 2501 Crosspark Road, Coralville, Iowa City, IA 55241, USA. lee-ann-allen@uiowa.edu

Abstract

Few microorganisms evade killing by neutrophils. Summarized here are the mechanisms used by Yersinia, group A streptococci, Helicobacter, Ehrlichia and Francisella to block phagocytosis, disrupt phagosome maturation or perturb the respiratory burst. Also discussed are mechanisms used by neutrophils to control organisms that replicate inside macrophages.

PMID:
14613776
DOI:
10.1016/j.micinf.2003.09.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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