Immune regulation of procalcitonin: a biomarker and mediator of infection

Abstract

Procalcitonin (PCT) has recently emerged as a powerful biomarker for an early and accurate diagnosis of bacterial infection. Here we summarize our current understanding of the expression pathways of PCT, its potential cellular sources including immune cells, and factors inducing its secretion. Also addressed is the significance of increased blood PCT… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00011-012-0439-5

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