Neutrophils in Immunity

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Neutrophils are the most abundant white blood cells in the peripheral blood and have long been recognized as the major phagocytes in acute infection by destroying extracellular pathogens. Although research on neutrophils hampered by intractability in the experiments, the newly discovered effector functions of neutrophils includes granular proteins, and cytokines, extracellular traps. With all effector mechanism neutrophils play a critical role in the pathogenesis of acute and chronic infection, autoimmunity and cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bacteriology and Virology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Antimicrobial
  • Granule
  • Inflammation
  • Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET)


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