The inflammasome pathway is an important part of the host defence response to infection, and so microbes have evolved various mechanisms to evade this response. Our research aims to understand how inflammasomes detect microbes, and the microbial strategies employed to avoid this antimicrobial response.
Image: Scanning electron micrograph of Salmonella bacteria (blue) invading an immune cell. Image has been re-coloured. Image credit: NIH NIAID
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