Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs)

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) were brought to my attention by a Neighbour Of the Bay (NOB) today. They are essentially extracellular strands of DNA and proteases produced by neutrophils and function to trap foreign bacteria. They were discovered way back in 2004 and they definitely remind me of Spiderman.