De-Mst-ifying microbicidal killing

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Mitochondria can contribute to an increase in the amount of phagosomal reactive oxygen species and thereby promote the effective killing of bacteria. Study of mice deficient in Mst1 and Mst2 reveals a role for these kinases in recruiting mitochondria to phagosomes.

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Figure 1: Mst1/2 regulate the recruitment of mitochondria to phagosomes.

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Stuart, L., Lacy-Hulbert, A. De-Mst-ifying microbicidal killing. Nat Immunol 16, 1107–1108 (2015) doi:10.1038/ni.3291

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