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Study provides insights into how immune cells kill bacteria with acid

11:21 EDT 17 May 2018 | News-Medical.net

The first line of immune defense against invading pathogens like bacteria are macrophages, immune cells that engulf every foreign object that crosses their way. After enclosing it in intracellular membrane vesicles, a process called phagocytosis, macrophages kill their prey with acid.

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