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University of North Carolina Health Care

How Cells Respond when Invaded by Bacteria

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Caption: Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have identified a sensor pathway inside cells. These internal sensors are like motion detectors inside a house; they trigger an alarm that signals for help -- a response from the immune system. This video demonstrates how cells respond when invaded by bacteria.

Credit: Miao Lab/UNC School of Medicine

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