Age-associated differences in neutrophil oxidative burst (chemiluminescence).

  title={Age-associated differences in neutrophil oxidative burst (chemiluminescence).},
  author={Pier Carlo Braga and Miquel Sala and Monica dal Sasso and Alessandro Pecile and Giorgio Annoni and Carlo Vergani},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  volume={33 5},
Phagocytic defensive functions consist of a sequence of events, including migration, phagocytosis, secretion, and the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The last of these (also called "oxidative burst") has not received due attention in the elderly, even though it can be considered the most important event in the process of killing an invading… CONTINUE READING