Bacterial immune evasion

Bacterial immune evasion is the process by which bacteria avoid and antagonize the bacterial host response, which is mediated by the host's immune system.

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  • Research Highlights |

    This study found that a lipase secreted by the opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus aureus promotes immune evasion.

    • Ashley York
  • News and Views |

    Molecular players involved in systemic and acute infections are relatively easy to pinpoint, whereas bacterial resilience during chronic infections remains less well understood. Pseudomonas aeruginosa encodes a quorum-regulated virulence factor, TesG, that promotes chronic lung infection by suppressing host inflammatory responses.

    • Alain Filloux
    •  & Jane C. Davies
    Nature Microbiology 4, 378-379
  • News and Views |

    Commensal bacteria living on the skin can enhance the virulence of a skin pathogen, changing the way we think about the role of healthy skin microbiota in disease susceptibility.

    • Michelle Spoto
    •  & Julia Oh
    Nature Microbiology 3, 858-859