Arteries From Distinct Regions Of The Body Have Unique Immune Functions

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 22:14 in Biology & Nature

Arteries play an active role in the immune system by sensing infection and injury. They collect information about invaders through dendritic cells embedded in their walls. Arteries supplying blood to distinct parts of the body specialize in recognizing different bacterial signals.

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