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New Warning System Discovered in the Immune Defense

Community Admin 9 Jan 12

Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have discovered a previously unknown warning system that contributes to the body’s immune system.

Mitochondria in the white blood cells secrete a web of DNA fibres that raises the alarm.

The results have been published in the scientific journal PNAS, and may lead to increased knowledge about autoinflammatory diseases and cancer.

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