Precision Targeting: Mast Cells Wipe Out Infected Bladder Epithelia

Hongnga T. Le, Booki Min*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Exfoliating infected bladder epithelium is a powerful host defense mechanism that reduces bacterial burden. In this issue of Immunity, Choi et al. (2016) present a function of mast cells that orchestrates the infected epithelial cell exfoliation via cytolytic granules.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1179-1181
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 20 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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