Infected cell in trouble: bystander cells ring the bell

Immunity. 2010 Nov 24;33(5):652-4. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2010.11.015.


Infection with intracellular pathogens triggers cytokine production in the infected cells. In this issue of Immunity, Kasper et al. (2010) demonstrate that in certain infections, much of the response is mounted by noninfected neighboring cells.

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