Binding of Teichoic Acids (TA) and Chemokines to Neutrophils
Triggering Extracellular Killing
The binding of teichoic acids (TA) released from
the gram-positive cell wall binds to toll-like receptor- 2,6 pairs (TLR- 2,6), as well as the binding of chemokines such as interleukin-8 (IL-8) to their respective chemokine receptors on the surface
of neutrophils stimulates the neutrophils to release
proteases and toxic oxygen radicals for extracellular killing.
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