Study unveils the role of mitochondria in combating typhoid fever

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INTERESTING BRIEF DESRIPTION OF ROLE OF MITOCHONDRIA IN IMMUNITY: Salmonella Typhi is bacterias that cause typhoid fever. The bacterias infect the intestinal tract and the blood. The lab of Yale microbiologist Jorge Galan explored an evolutionarily ancient defense system possessed by mitochondria. Using advanced imaging technology, scientists find out that mitochondria produce the compound itaconate to combat Salmonella […]