Erythrocyte in the news

Giant RBC microbeA recent (2007) study showed that RBC’s may do more than transport respiratory gases. They also release free radicals in response to bacterial infection that destroy the cell walls of these pathogens.

Read the primary source here and the “easy version” here.

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