Scientists Identify Body’s Microreactors For Innate Immunity
Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center
Summary: Researchers reported that a DNA-sensing enzyme forms droplets that act as tiny bioreactors creating molecules to stimulate innate immunity – the body’s first response to infection.
More Information: Mingjian Du et al, “DNA-induced liquid phase condensation of cGAS activates innate immune signaling”, Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1022