Cartoon Host-Pathogen Arm Wrestling

Host-Pathogen Battles

This cartoon is showing the battle between a leukocyte and a bacterium. Who will win?

The interactions between the host cell and a pathogen trying to invade an organism, commonly referred to as host-pathogen interactions, are very important to understand disease. Each pathogen might have a unique way of interacting with their host and the host may react in different ways to different pathogens. This is a battle that goes on inside our bodies when we get sick, we may not see it but we feel it.

Here is more information on host-pathogen interactions.