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Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Listeria in the Spleen

Caption: When infected with Listeria monocytogenes (green) it is important to have the right immune cells present at the right time. Too many natural killer cells for example can block the recruitment of neutrophilic granulocytes (red) which are vital for the immune response.

Credit: HZI / Jablonska

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