Immune Cells Cause Inflammation By Destroying An Anti-inflammatory Protein

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 09:28 in Health & Medicine

Among the first cells of the immune system to respond to microorganisms that invade our body are neutrophils. Although neutrophils are considered the "good guys" in such circumstances, they also contribute to the noninfectious chronic inflammation that underlies various diseases, including autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

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