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Contribution of EphA2 to effective transplantation of macrophages/monocytes into the spleen

The spleen is formed by the white pulp and red pulp. The former is subdivided into the T-cell zone and the B-cell follicles, and the latter into the splenic sinus and the cord. The spleen reacts immunologically

Improving the innate immune response to S. aureus

MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that poses a significant health threat. MRSA lives on common surfaces and parts of the body, including the skin and nose.  Although MRSA does not always cause

Acute immune responses in the brain differ from responses in blood

Immune cells of the brain called microglia, appear to have been adapted to their vulnerable environment. They react less destructive to danger signals than their counterparts in the blood. Microglia are the resident macrophages of the central

Abolition of mitochondrial substrate-level phosphorylation by itaconic acid

Macrophages are cells of the immune defence system. When they sense the presence of bacteria, one of their genes -called ‘Irg1’- switches on. As a consequence of this, macrophages start to produce and secrete a substance called