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Proteins Build "Cages" Around Bacteria 73

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the take-em-on-down-to-the-appendix dept.
ananyo writes "Research in human cells shows that proteins called septins are able to build cages around pathogens to prevent them from infecting other cells. According to the researchers, the newly discovered defense system could lead to new therapies for diseases. The microbes trapped in the cage are later broken down by the cell."
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Proteins Build "Cages" Around Bacteria

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Anyone can make an omelet with eggs. The trick is to make one with none.