Regulation of neutrophil apoptosis by cytokines, pathogens and environmental stressors.

Abstract

As a key component of the innate immune response, neutrophils play a major role in host protection against bacterial and fungi infections. Neutrophils are short-lived phagocytic cells and, as a first line of defense against host insult, they are rapidly and massively recruited from the circulation into inflammatory sites, where the expression of their… (More)

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