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Trends Microbiol. 2014 Feb;22(2):55-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2013.12.010. Epub 2013 Dec 31.

Entrapment exploited.

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1
Medical Microbiology, UMC Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584CX Utrecht, The Netherlands. Electronic address: j.vanstrijp@umcutrecht.nl.
2
Medical Microbiology, UMC Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584CX Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Abstract

In their recent paper in Science, Thammavongsa et al. demonstrate how Staphylococcus aureus degrades the DNA of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) into 2'-deoxy-adenosine, which causes incoming macrophages to go into apoptosis, thereby increasing the chance for the bacterium to survive in an abscess.

PMID:
24387831
DOI:
10.1016/j.tim.2013.12.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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