Oct 25, 2023

How strep bacteria outsmart your immune system and why it matters for treatment

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Researchers discover that Group A streptococcal infections alter immunoglobulin G (IgG) homeostasis to evade the immune system, affecting the transition from local to systemic infections. The study also raises concerns about the effectiveness of antibody-based therapies, as the bacteria’s virulence factors can degrade therapeutic antibodies.

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