Autophagy Process Essential for Normal Intestinal Defense Against Bacteria, Study Finds

Autophagy Process Essential for Normal Intestinal Defense Against Bacteria, Study Finds
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that a cellular mechanism called autophagy is an important participant in the protection of mouse intestines from inflammation triggered by invading bacteria. These findings were featured in a study titled “Paneth cells secrete lysozyme via secretory autophagy during bacterial infection of the intestine,” published in the journal Science.

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