Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria
Mitochondria Play an Unexpected Role in Killing Bacteria

The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.

The energy-producing organelles also send out parcels with antimicrobial compounds to help destroy pathogen invaders in macrophages.

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<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
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Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
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Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body
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Claire Asher | Sep 30, 2017
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Image of the Day: Everybody Vomits
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The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
In a process known as vomocytosis, macrophages swallow pathogens whole only to spew them back out later, unharmed.