Bacterial subversion of host innate immune pathways.

TitleBacterial subversion of host innate immune pathways.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBaxt LA, Garza-Mayers AC, Goldberg MB
JournalScience (New York, N.Y.)
Date Published2013 May 10

The pathogenesis of infection is a continuously evolving battle between the human host and the infecting microbe. The past decade has brought a burst of insights into the molecular mechanisms of innate immune responses to bacterial pathogens. In parallel, multiple specific mechanisms by which microorganisms subvert these host responses have been uncovered. This Review highlights recently characterized mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens avoid killing by innate host responses, including autophagy pathways and a proinflammatory cytokine transcriptional response, and by the manipulation of vesicular trafficking to avoid the toxicity of lysosomal enzymes.

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