Extracellular traps: An ancient weapon of multiple kingdoms

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Abstract

The discovery, in 2004, of extracellular traps released by neutrophils has extended our understanding of the mode of action of various innate immune cells. This fascinating discovery demonstrated the extracellular trapping and killing of various pathogens by neutrophils. During the last decade, evidence has accumulated showing that extracellular traps play a crucial role in the defence mechanisms of various cell types present in vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants. The aim of this review is to summarise the relevant literature on the evolutionary history of extracellular traps used as a weapon in various kingdoms of life.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Immunologi inom det medicinska området

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer34
TidskriftBiology
Volym9
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2020
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa