Neutrophil Extracellular Traps and Microcrystals

  title={Neutrophil Extracellular Traps and Microcrystals},
  author={Bal{\'a}zs Rada},
  booktitle={Journal of immunology research},
Neutrophil extracellular traps represent a fascinating mechanism by which PMNs entrap extracellular microbes. The primary purpose of this innate immune mechanism is thought to localize the infection at an early stage. Interestingly, the ability of different microcrystals to induce NET formation has been recently described. Microcrystals are insoluble crystals with a size of 1-100 micrometers that have different composition and shape. Microcrystals have it in common that they irritate phagocytes… CONTINUE READING