FcgammaRIII is protective against Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia.

  title={FcgammaRIII is protective against Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia.},
  author={Lawrence M. Rhein and Michael S Perkins and Norma P. Gerard and Craig J. Gerard},
  journal={American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology},
  volume={38 4},
Defenses against bacterial infections involve activation of multiple systems of innate immunity, including complement, Toll-like receptors, and defensins. Reactions to chronic infections bring adaptive immune mechanisms into play as well, with the introduction of modulatory interactions between the two. In humans with chronic lung infections, the severity of inflammation and disease correlate with elevated levels of pathogen-specific immune complexes and complement activation. In mice with… CONTINUE READING


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