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How plague pathogens trick the immune system

Submitted by JHidayah on July 12, 2019 - 08:16 AM

Yersinia pathogens inject the enzyme YopO into the macrophages of the immune system, preventing the defense cells from digesting the plague bacteria. This article outlines a study done on the ability of YopO to change its shape and confuse the immune system, allowing for a more targeted approach to treatment and possible eradication of Yersinia.

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Medical Xpress

Content Author:

University of Bonn