Virulence : damage to a host arising from extraction of resources by a pathogenic infection or collateral damage produced by the host ’ s immune response INTRODUCTION Inflammation

Inflammation is a pervasive phenomenon that operates during severe perturbations of homeostasis, such as infection, injury, and exposure to contaminants, and is triggered by innate immune receptors that recognize pathogens and damaged cells. Among vertebrates, the inflammatory cascade is a complex network of immunological, physiological, and behavioral… CONTINUE READING