Streptococcus pneumoniae

By preventing pneumonia and other diseases, we are giving men, women and children the chance to live healthy productive lives and participate in the global economy. In doing so, we are not only enhancing their futures - we are enhancing our own - Mandy Moore

Streptococcus pneumoniae

image by: The Star Online

HWN Recommends

Pneumococcus: Nature’s Tiniest Cheat

To a pathogenic microbe, the human body is a foreboding environment filled with bacteriocidal immune cells ready to seek out and destroy foreign invaders. When a leukocyte detects the presence of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) present on the surface of pathogenic bacteria, it releases an array of cytokines, mounting an immune response and bringing about an abrupt end to the pathogen’s colonizing campaign.

However, as a testament to bacterial evolution, many species of bacteria have developed tactics to evade the host immune system. Such trickery includes hiding within the safety of host cells, releasing free antigens into the blood to inactivate antibodies, or coating…

read full article


Related Articles

Stay Connected

©2020 | HealthWorldNet, Inc. | 109511

Last Updated : Sunday, February 2, 2020