Peroxisomes Identified as 'Fighters' in The Battle against Bacterial Infections
Published:25 Aug.2017    Source:Science Daily
Peroxisomes are required for cells in the innate immune response to bacteria and fungi. Now scientists have found that peroxisomes are necessary for proper functioning of the innate immune system, the body's first line of defense against microorganisms.

The peroxisomes also communicate to other organs that there is an infection. The team discovered that when the organelle's basic function is altered, this communication is lost and the organism does not fight the bacteria.