Placenta protectors no match for toxic Strep B pigment

Bacterial weapon pokes holes in immune cells, study in monkeys shows

neutrophils

MICROBIAL MACHETE  A toxic pigment made by Strep B bacteria destroys infection-fighting cells called neutrophils (healthy neutrophil, left; one exposed to a pigmented strain of Strep B, middle; one exposed to a hyperpigmented strain, right).

Boldenow et al/Science Immunology 2016

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