Dr. Steve Gross and colleagues report new type of bacterial protection found within cells.

Dr. Gross, Professor in Developmental and Cell biology and his colleagues have discovered that fats within cells store a class of proteins with potent antibacterial activity, revealing a previously unknown type of immune system response that targets and kills bacterial infections. They identified this novel intracellular role of histone proteins in fruit files, and it could herald a new approach to fighting bacterial growth within cells.

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