Neutrophil Leukocyte: Combustive Microbicidal Action and Chemiluminescence

  title={Neutrophil Leukocyte: Combustive Microbicidal Action and Chemiluminescence},
  author={Robert C. Allen},
  booktitle={Journal of immunology research},
Neutrophil leukocytes protect against a varied and complex array of microbes by providing microbicidal action that is simple, potent, and focused. Neutrophils provide such action via redox reactions that change the frontier orbitals of oxygen (O2) facilitating combustion. The spin conservation rules define the symmetry barrier that prevents direct reaction of diradical O2 with nonradical molecules, explaining why combustion is not spontaneous. In burning, the spin barrier is overcome when… CONTINUE READING


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