James Slauch appears in PLoS ONE

New research on phagocytes by Maureen Craig and Dr. James Slauch has been published online.

For decades, microbiologists assumed that macrophages, immune cells that can engulf and poison bacteria and other pathogens, killed microbes by damaging their DNA. A new study from the University of Illinois disproves that.

The study, published in the journal PLoS One, shows that macrophages focus their most potent poisons, known as reactive oxygen species (ROS), on targets outside the cytoplasm.

-from the University of Illinois News Bureau

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