Research report 2015 - Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics

In the spotlight: Cells of the innate immune response become illuminated in Freiburg

Authors
Lämmermann, Tim
Departments
Max Planck Forschungsgruppe Immunzell-Dynamik
Summary
Upon entry of an infectious organism, cells of the innate immune response mediate a rapid immune reaction to eliminate harmful pathogens and protect our tissues. The researchers aim to gain novel insight into how different types of immune cells coordinate their behavior at inflamed tissue sites to mount an optimal immune response. By using a special form of microscopy, the researchers could already decipher the molecular mechanisms which allow phagocytes to form prominent cell swarms collectively fighting pathogens in infected tissues.

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