Plague's partners in crime

Kimberly M. Davis, Ralph R. Isberg

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Abstract

The hallmark of bubonic plague is the presence of grotesquely swollen lymph nodes, called buboes. Thisfrenzied inflammatory response to Yersinia pestis is poorly understood. In this issue of Immunity, St. John etal. (2014) explore the mechanism by which Y.pestis spreads and thus leads to this striking lymphadenopathy. The hallmark of bubonic plague is the presence of grotesquely swollen lymph nodes, called buboes. This frenzied inflammatory response to Yersinia pestis is poorly understood. In this issue of Immunity, St. John etal. (2014) explore the mechanism by which Y.pestis spreads and thus leads to this striking lymphadenopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-349
Number of pages3
JournalImmunity
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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