Journal article

The neutrophil.

C Haslett, JS Savill, L Meagher

Curr Opin Immunol | Published : 1989

Abstract

In 'beneficial inflammation', which is the major component of our innate immune system, it is possible to predict an 'ideal' sequence of cellular events: neutrophil migration would be rapid; time of contact with endothelial cells minimized; matrix degradation localized, with specific turn-on and turn-off of degradation mechanisms; neutrophil secretion and disintegration would be kept to a minimum during bacterial killing; and finally, rapid cessation of neutrophil migration and rapid removal of intact senescent cells would occur. Any doubts that the cellular events of the early stages of acute inflammation normally involve highly sophisticated cellular interactions, presumably designed to mi..

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