Salmonella can hijack immune cells to spread around the body

Salmonella bacteria flip an electric switch as they hitch a ride inside immune cells, causing the cells to migrate out of the gut toward other parts of the body, according to a new study publishing on April 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Yaohui Sun and Alex Mogilner of New York University and colleagues. The discovery reveals a new mechanism underlying the toxicity of this common food-borne pathogen.

Salmonella can hijack immune cells to spread around the body

Salmonella bacteria can use immune cells as vehicles to escape from the gut. They control them by changing the way the cells react to electrical signals

Tue 9 Apr 19 from Newscientist

Bacteria flip an electric switch to worsen food poisoning

Salmonella bacteria flip an electric switch as they hitch a ride inside immune cells, causing the cells to migrate out of the gut toward other parts of the body, according to a new study publishing ...

Tue 9 Apr 19 from Phys.org

Bacteria flip an electric switch to worsen food poisoning, Tue 9 Apr 19 from ScienceDaily

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