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The body’s basic protection against invaders (microbes) is secured
by the white blood cells (“police cells ”). There are several
subgroups of white blood cells that perform specific functions in the
immune system. Especially important are the macrophages, which can “eat
”and digest invaders. Immature forms of these “eating cells,
“called monocytes, can reach every part of the body through the
blood stream. If an infection takes place in a part of the body such as
in the lungs, the body releases “alarm substances ”that attract
monocytes to the source of microbial invasion.
The police cells arriving through the blood stream then have to traverse
the blood vessel wall and move into the lung tissue with the help of collagen-digesting
enzymes. Using this mechanism in the blood capillary wall, the police
cells can temporarily create a little space between the cells in the blood
vessel wall (endothelium), which allow them to move from the blood into
the lung tissue.
To reach the site in the lungs that has been invaded by viruses and bacteria,
the eating cells must be able to move through the lung tissue. In order
to do this, monocytes use the same collagen-dissolving mechanism. They
secrete collagen-digesting enzymes in the direction of the infection.
This way cells can loosen up the dense connective surrounding tissue and
move through the tissue much like an expedition that cuts its way through
the jungle with a machete.
The connective tissue will close again right after the cell has passed
through, using the compensating mechanisms that repair the tissue. This
repair is assured by the optimal production of collagen molecules that
require a sufficient supply of vitamin C and other cell factors in the
The collagen-dissolving mechanism plays an especially important role
in infectious diseases. Without the disruption of the surrounding connective
tissue, the agents that cause diseases (viruses, bacteria) cannot invade
the body and spread the disease. The illustration on the next page shows
how this mechanism is used in the development of an influenza infection.
Unlike all other cells, which contain both metabolic software (in the
nucleus) and hardware (production system for protein and other metabolic
molecules), a virus consists only of software (genetic information). If
it wants to reproduce it has to multiply inside a host cell using the
host ’s cell hardware. In the case of a flu virus, the host cell
can be a cell of the mucous membrane in the nose, throat, or lungs. As
soon as the virus has invaded the host cell, it incorporates its genetic
information into the nucleus of the host. This allows the virus to convert
metabolic functions of the host cell for its own purposes and spread the
- Multiplication of the virus. The metabolic production
system of the host cell receives an order to multiply the virus particles.
After multiple reproduction cycles, virus particles are released by the
host cell into the surrounding area where the newly made viruses can invade
- Mass production of collagen-dissolving
enzymes. The virus also orders the host cell to produce collagen-digesting
The host cell excretes these enzymes, which start to dissolve the
surrounding tissue. The infection then can easily spread to other parts
The more a virus is capable of using the metabolism of a host cell
for these two purposes, the faster a virus infection will spread
and the sicker
a patient will feel.
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