Fig. 15: Neutrophil NETS Trapping Salmonella typhimurium

Scanning electron micrograph of Salmonella typhimurium trapped by neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) with antibacterial proteins. As a part of innate immunity, neutrophils release chromatin with granular proteins that trap bacteria, prevent them from spreading, and kill them with antimicrobial proteins.

Reprinted with permission from:
V. Brinkmann, U. Reichard, C. Goosmann, B. Fauler, Y. Uhlemann,
D.S. Weiss, Y, Weinrauch, and A. Zychlinsky
, Science 303, 1534 (2004).
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