Discovery suggests new route to fight infection, disease
from Purdue University via Medical Xpress
New research reveals how a single protein interferes with the immune system when exposed to the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, findings that could have broad implications for development of medicines to fight disease and infection. "Our immune system protects us from deadly infections, but successful pathogens have evolved many effective ways to subvert its function," said Zhao-Qing Luo, a Purdue University professor of biological sciences and member of the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, who led the research.
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