Inflammation--a lifelong companion. Attempt at a non-analytical holistic view.

  title={Inflammation--a lifelong companion. Attempt at a non-analytical holistic view.},
  author={Miroslav Feren{\vc}{\'i}k and Viera {\vS}tvrtinov{\'a} and Ivan Hul{\'i}n and Michal Nov{\'a}k},
  journal={Folia microbiologica},
  volume={52 2},
Inflammation is a key component of the immune system. It has important functions in both defense and pathophysiological events maintaining the dynamic homeostasis of a host organism including its tissues, organs and individual cells. On the cellular level it is controlled by more than 400 currently known genes. Their polymorphisms and environmental conditions give rise to different genotypes in human population. Pro-inflammatory genotype, which dominates in the present population, may be… CONTINUE READING

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